A repeat client from Santa Clara had fallen in love with Apple CarPlay after we installed it in another vehicle of his, and wanted to add it to his 2012 Ford F-150. The ease of use when driving had really become apparent from using the CarPlay smartphone integration, and it was now a must-have for him.
We discussed what he was looking for the new radio to do besides CarPlay, and decided that the Sony XAV-AX5000 would be the perfect solution. We used a PAC Audio integration harness to connect it to the vehicle, and were able to retain the OEM backup camera so images will show up on its 7-inch Sony capacitive touchscreen when he is backing up. We also retained the factory steering wheel controls so he can control his audio system easily while driving.