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Old 20th May 2020, 19:19   #1
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Default Pioneer launches detachable touchscreen ICE

Pioneer has launched its detachable touchscreen infotainment head-unit in India. It comes with a tablet called SDA-835TAB and SPH-T20BT receiver. The combo is priced at Rs. 33,890.

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The SDA-835TAB is an 8-inch tablet. It has a 5 points capacitive touch panel with a screen resolution of 1280x800 pixels. It is powered by an ARM Quad core Cortex-A7 processor. It comes with a 4,000 mAh battery.

The tablet runs on Android OS9 and comes with safety features, navigation and entertainment apps. It has pre-installed apps like Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail, Pioneer Smart Sync app among others.

The SPH-T20BT is a 2-DIN receiver equipped with tablet mount cradle, MOSFET 50Wx4 amplifier, 3 RCA preout, a rear camera input and Bluetooth. It has a video output for connecting rear screens, Wired Remote for connecting steering wheel control and audio tuning settings with a 13 band equalizer.

The unit can also be connected to a rear view camera. The screen displays the feed from the camera when the car is put in reverse gear. Pioneer also offers optional parking sensors.

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Default Re: Pioneer launches detachable touchscreen ICE

Quite cute & innovative. In a way, things have come full circle. 2 decades ago, Pioneer head-units had a detachable face-plate to prevent theft. It wasn't uncommon to walk into a nightclub with the Pioneer face-plate sticking out of your jeans



Here's a video of this detachable tablet:
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Great product. One thing that I like about the setup is that it is modular.
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Although it may appeal to the masses, but the product I feel is a little late into the market.

Even with the cars with old ICE, all one needs is a cheap smartphone, mobile holder, good quality charger and a good quality Bluetooth-AUX adapter, and one can achieve at least 70-80% functionality of what this product offers. The only misses with this setup would be reverse camera and steering mounted controls.
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Although it may appeal to the masses, but the product I feel is a little late into the market.
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The only misses with this setup would be reverse camera and steering mounted controls.
Even that is easily doable with some tweaks and additional hardware.

Example: JoyCon Steering Wheel Interface Controller
There are some versions with Rear View Camera control too

Hobbyists been running Android tablet based HU setups for more than a decade and there are even forums dedicated to that hobby. I think there are some examples in this very forum itself.

It's just that,now with a product like this, Android HUs will go mainstream beyond the cheap Chinese Android HUs.

Also when it comes to modern cars, more and more functionality (beyond ICE) is integrated into the factory HU making the aftermarket HU scene a dead horse with extremely limited market.
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