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CES 2015: Parrot Unveils RNB6 In-Dash Entertainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support

Drone and headphone manufacturer Parrot has unveiled its new RNB6 in-dash car entertainment system at CES 2015, which features a 7-inch, 720p touchscreen with built-in support for Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free as well as Android Auto and Android Auto Voice.


Parrot's RNB6 system also boasts a number of internal specs and features including Bluetooth 4.0 and configurable 5GHz Wi-Fi, as well as rear ports for GPS, HDMI, microphone input, ethernet, onboard diagnostics and USB devices. The in-dash system features a built-in dash camera with a wide-angle lens and full HD support, and also supports steering wheel control for UI navigation.

Parrot did not give a suggested price for the RNB6, but noted that it would be shipping during the latter half of 2015.


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22 months ago
This looks incredibly cumbersome in comparison to keeping my iPhone in between my legs and only checking it at a red light, or when I'm merging onto a freeway.

I'm sure there are ppl in the market for an in dash device that restricts Siri...

..not me.
Rating: 10 Votes
22 months ago

This looks incredibly cumbersome in comparison to keeping my iPhone in between my legs and only checking it at a red light, or when I'm merging onto a freeway.

I'm sure there are ppl in the market for an in dash device that restricts Siri...

..not me.

I don't quite understand how this is cumbersome. To me it seems more cumbersome to have to place your iPhone between your legs, having to reposition it at every light. Added to that looking away from the road ahead of you, even if you like being a badass on the freeway is never really a good idea. Looking toward a phone between your legs generally does not leave the window in your peripheral vision I'm afraid. Heck - why do people even have a GPS that can inconveniently be placed on the window, if you can just look down at your phone right?

You are right, totally useless thing!

On a more serious note, I like the looks of it! Also good it can handle both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you have it you (and other possible drivers) are not restricted to having to have one type of phone. Also handy when reselling the car/device.
Rating: 8 Votes
22 months ago
The first aftermarket in-dash system I see, that doesn't have laughable functionality.

However, I think it will still have a laughable price.
Rating: 5 Votes
22 months ago
This seems like it would be prohibitively expensive.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago
When I saw "Parrot" in the title, I thought for sure this was an article about Samsung changing their name to something more appropriate. :eek:;)
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago
looks really cool, but idk, has parrot made in dash car equipment before. seems like a lot of potential for lag / bugs.
Rating: 3 Votes
22 months ago
Interesting thing about this unit is that it'll actually connect directly into obd2 if you want car stats access. I wasn't able to find info on CarPlay supporting it, but supposedly the android auto protocol allows for access to that information. It also has a GPS antenna that both systems should allow to be passed through to the phone. It's gonna be an interesting new world for phones and car integration :-)

The other connectors on the back look interesting... Two HDMI ports, one of which is mhl, an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi. I don't see a backup cam port which is weird.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago
The best iPhone support for my taste: proclipusa.com...
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago
This seems really great!!! Boo-hoo-hoo to all the negative comments... One of the best looking dash displays, compatible with carplay, that i've seen so far. Hopefully other companies, including the car manufacturers make note and model their in-house systems off of this.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago
This seems like reinventing the wheel

I would much rather see direct integration of a tablet (iPad) in place of these center consoles. The consumer experience could be so much better.
Rating: 2 Votes

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