All I want out of any in-dash infotainment system is a mirror of my smartphone. That's it. I don't need some proprietary SynCueConnectDrive system. I don't need weird rotary dials or custom navigation systems.
It looks like Parrot gets that. The company has been building consumer electronics of one flavor or another since 1994, and while its current portfolio includes everything from drones to headphones, it also produces head units. The newest of those, the Parrot RNB6 just got an unveil at CES in Las Vegas, and it promises to deliver all the functionality of your smartphone in the dash of your car.
The RNB6 fits any double DIN application, which will fit most of the vehicles on the road right now. Newer machines that use proprietary head units will be out of luck. The interesting part is that the head unit will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and you can switch between the two as needed. Handy for households with both systems under one roof.
The RNB6 also connects to a car's GPS system, in-vehicle network, and onboard diagnostics, and works with the car's factory steering wheel controls. Oh, and it comes with a dashcam, so you can record all of the asteroids, tanks, and tractor accidents you desire. Check out the teaser video below.