Parrot Asteroid – das erste Android Autoradio inkl. Bluetooth Freisprecheinrichtung [Update]

Parrot ist für mich persönlich die Nr.1 wenn es um Freisprechanlagen im Auto geht. Derzeit ist bei mir im Auto das Parrot RKi8400 eingebaut, mit dem ich absolut zufrieden bin. Und jetzt hat Parrot auf der CES einen weiteren Kracher vorgestellt. Mit dem Asteroid erscheint das erste Autoradio mit Android…

Ist zwar eine stark veränderte Version von Android, aber wenn es nach Parrot geht, wird es dafür bald auch eigene Apps geben, Navigation uvm. Eingebaut sind eine Wetter-App, eine für Standortbestimmung inkl. Blitzerwarner,
Dafür hat Parrot ein eigenes SDK veröffentlicht, mit dem Entwickler dann ihre Apps entwickeln können.

Die bisher bekannten technischen Details:

  • 3,2″ TFT-Display (kein Touchscreen)
  • Spracherkennung
  • Bluetooth Freisprechanlage
  • SD-Karten für Musik
  • 4x USB Anschlüsse
  • iPhone/ iPod Anschluss
  • GPS

Der Preis soll bei 299 € liegen und der Erscheinungstermin noch im 1. Quartal 2011.

Da weiß ich doch, was ich als nächstes für mein Auto kaufe…

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Lange Zeit war es still um das Asteroid geworden und der geplante Termin mit dem 1. Quartal ist etwas verstrichen, aber nun tut sich etwas.

Nun wird der Oktober als Termin genannt, am Preis von 299 € ändert sich aber wohl nichts und es gibt eine Pressemitteilung, eine deutsche Produktseite und jede Menge Videos, die das Gerät und seine Funktionen zeigen.

Für mich steht immer noch fest: das Teil kaufe ich mir und werde es ausführlich testen.


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The car is now connected to the Internet
Parrot – one of the leaders in wireless peripherals for mobile phones – revealsParrot ASTEROID, a new generation of car receiver combining advanced hands-free telephony with, for the first time, access to web services. WithASTEROID, Parrot is steering the future of Internet in the car and offers a solution adapted to aftermarket and OEM.

Easy access to new services
Parrot ASTEROID is the first car receiver working on
the Android™ operating system. Once connected to a
GPS dongle (provided with the product) and a 3G key (not provided), it enables access to innovative web services.

In the US, 6 applications will be available in October 2011:
·    Geo-localization
o   Maps is a cartography service which identifies and locates points of interest close to the
vehicle. Using the zoom function enables the user to dial, hands free, the indicated phone numbers of selected business, access their information or plan routes.
o   Roadtrip is an itinerary service to touristic points of interest which vocally provides historical
and meteorological information linked to the selected venue. Pictures are also displayed on       the screen of the ASTEROID.
·   Driving assistance
o   Wikango* is a connected speed camera warning app system especially adapted to the ASTEROID screen that provides information about speed controls in real time. The spots are declared and shared between Wikango users.
o    Weather is offering weather forecast information during the entire road trip.
·  Contact management
o   TextFriendly* provides drivers the possibility to read and compose emails or text messages
by the voice, without any manipulation of the mobile phone.
·  Music
o   TuneIn provides access to music, sports, news or current events from anywhere in the world
with more than 50,000 stations to choose from.
Parrot ASTEROID is an open platform so is able to add applications.

A multi-source and hands-free music listening
·  Multi-compatibility
 enables the user to listen to music from various sources: USB key, iPhone® /
iPod®, MP3 player, SD card and now, online radio stations (thanks to 3G).
Music files can also be sent to the car receiver from a mobile phone and via Bluetooth® stereo A2DP.
ASTEROID further offers the functionality of a traditional car receiver with a FM/AM tuner and
RDS text+ service.
· Music search by voice
A dedicated button on the Parrot ASTEROID activates voice recognition to search
for the name of an artist or an album without using the wheel button of the car
receiver. The ASTEROID will automatically search for your request in the
connected peripherals.

The excellence of hands-free telephony
Compatible with all brands of Bluetooth® mobile phones, the Parrot ASTEROIDoffers advanced
functionality of hands-free telephony. Paired with a mobile phone, it synchronizes and automatically
updates its phonebook. Access to the phonebook can be achieved hands-free thanks to training-free voice
recognition. The driver only has to say the name of a contact from their phonebook, and dialing will start
automatically with the conversation conducted on the audio system of the car.

A sleek and elegant design
Deep black with backlight buttons, the Parrot ASTEROID integrates itself perfectly in all car interiors.
·  Detachable – the left part is equipped with a magnetic guiding system for an easy and fast insertion of the faceplate. Discreet buttons give access to the main functionality of hands-free telephony or music system, and a rotary button allows for navigation in the different menus.
· The right part is a 3.2” TFT color screen which displays the name and picture of the phonebook contacts, album covers, the selection of available applications and services, or Maps and other web applications.

With a 1 DIN standard format, Parrot ASTEROID is adapted for the majority of dashboards and is easy
to install. Its multiple connections – 4 USB ports, jack cable and RCA – positioned on the back of the car
receiver facilitate the integration of the product.

Solutions adapted to each market
 is addressing the market of automotive accessories. Parrot also proposes the FC6100
module which enables car manufacturers and equipment manufacturers to integrate it as an original
equipment in any car and will offer hands free systems, multi-connectivities, access to services and web
application capabilities from the Parrot ASTEROID.

Android for the car
With ASTEROID, Parrot has developed the first car receiver working on Android operating system and
offering a multiplatform compatibility. Android corresponds perfectly to the positioning of Parrot products.
Further, in simplifying the development of applications, Android succeeds in attracting a large number of
developers worldwide. This extremely active community already create thousands of applications; some of
them could be adapted and loaded onto the Parrot ASTEROID.

Price and availability
 will be available in October 2011 at the recommended retail price of US$ 349 RRP“

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Peter W.

1 Kommentar zu „Parrot Asteroid – das erste Android Autoradio inkl. Bluetooth Freisprecheinrichtung [Update]“

  1. Auf das Ding wrte ich ja auch schon seit Ewigkeiten. Absolut genial! Es wurde jedenfalls Zeit, dass jemand sowas baut.
    Interessant wäre zu wissen ob im Bereich MeeGo IVI sich schon was getan hat.

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