CES 2015: Parrot RNB6 will make your car safer and smarter

Parrot's RNB6 is a two-DIN in vehicle entertainment system that can make any car a smart car. Featuring a 7-inch 720p touchscreen, the unit runs a customised version of Android 5.0 and enables media playback, GPS navigation, parking assistance and control over functionality such as air conditioning and tire pressure. The RNB6 will also ship with a dashcam.

Most impressively, the RNB6 is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, and is able to boot into Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto depending on the device. A press of a button allows the user to toggle between CarPlay or Android Auto and the unit's operating system.

Benjamin Sebag, Parrot's Core Product Manger for the RNB6 said the device was designed to help the driver be a safer driver. "You keep your hands on the wheel, and the RNB6 does the rest," said Sebag. As such, offline voice control is available for functionality such as navigation, making phone calls and music playback.

Parrot claim the RNB6 will be compatible with 90% of cars, but has yet to confirm pricing or availability.

 

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