The idea is that Pioneer will be selling an in-dash unit that will remote to your iPhone which is still where Pandora runs. But the controls and the music will be routed to your car. The cost is $1200, but there is no service fee (beyond what you pay for your iPhone, of course). Satellite radio can’t catch a break, can it?
Says Pandora CTO Tom Conrad, “Pandora still runs on your iPhone and controls access to the service, but all control and display elements [will be] shifted to the dash. This allows you to tune into your stations, play songs, give thumbs up/down, as well as get information (including album art) about the currently playing song, all with your iPhone safely tucked away in the glove compartment.”