Parrot ditches plans for consumer-centric Apple CarPlay head unit, now targeting car manufacturers

At CES 2015, Parrot unveiled the RNB6, an in-dash car infotainment system with support for both Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto. During the launch, Parrot said that the RNB6 will be available to customers as an aftermarket upgrade, but it now looks like that option is no longer available as the vendor has announced that it will sell the infotainment system directly to car makers:

This infotainment system was selected by several automakers who envision to integrate it in their next-generation car models next year and beyond. As of today there is no plan to sell RNB6 in Aftermarket channels as RNB6 embedded technologies require deep integration with car series and manufacturers.

Parrot hasn't mentioned which manufacturers it is collaborating with, or if another model offering a similar feature-set will be made available to consumers at a later date. We'll share more details as we receive them.


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  • I was actually waiting for this to be released. Guess I'm looking elsewhere now.