The new Pandora-ready head unit from Clarion, model number CZ202, was unveiled today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The unit will be on sale in time for the holiday season.
The CZ202 from Clarion transfers control of the Pandora smartphone app to the head unit in the car dashboard. Using controls on the radio unit, a driver can access their Pandora personalized radio stations and refine them using thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls the head unit.
Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development Jessica Steel said, “We are delighted that Clarion is bringing the future of radio to the car today. The new Clarion unit and this radio makes it even more effortless for Pandora listeners to enjoy their personalized stations anywhere they go.”
“Clarion is pleased to introduce the Pandora internet radio feature on our early released 2012 CD source unit, the CZ202,” said Adam Thomas, Vice President of Marketing at Clarion Corporation of America. “We are very excited to implement this leading-edge, must-have new feature. This is only this first of many to come!”