Experience the  Clarion AX1

Android-Based Connected Car Stereo


An Android-Based Connected Car Stereo

Running a customised Android Operating System on a beautiful 6.5” capacitive touch super bright screen, the Clarion AX1 redefines in car entertainment today. With built in WIFI, Bluetooth connectivity and the ability to play high definition content, Clarion offers nothing but the best for your driving leisure.

Key Features

Internet Connectivity

With an internet connection, you are ensured to always stay connected while on the move. Connect to any WIFI hotspot and you’re all set. Surf the web, or stream internet radio stations from anywhere around the world.

The AX1 also comes with its on App garage where you’ll find new firmware updates or applications compatible with the car radio. Download applications that complement your driving needs or just keep the unit updated with the latest version to ensure a safe and fun drive.

WiFi Entertainment

No more hassle of wires or copying files onto easy to lose USB drives. Effortlessly stream videos, music or even your holiday photos wirelessly between the AX1 and your devices.

Launch the WIFI Entertainment App on both devices, and it will automatically detect DLNA compatible devices. From there, choose to share your content to the AX1, or even from the car radio to tablets or phones for your passengers to enjoy

The Latest in Digital Media

The AX1 pulls out all the stops when it comes to media entertainment. Play full HD movies on it’s beautiful 6.5” capacitive touch screen or high quality audio formats, the AX1 offers no compromise.

You can also connect your AX1 to a HDMI rear screen monitor with full support for 2 zone playback. The AX1 is also iOS compatible. By connecting a USB cable to your IOS device, you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite tunes and playlists in your car.

Bluetooth Convenience

CSR technology in bluetooth handsfree gives you hands free telephone communication, with comprehensive compatibility to a wide range of mobile devices. With a built in microphone and Phone book access, safely talk and drive at the same time.

Bluetooth stereo audio streaming also gives you the option of streaming music to the AX1 without the hassle of cables.

Built-in Navigation with Voice Guidance

The AX1 features a built-in car navigation system with simple destination input, turn by turn voice prompts and even save your regular routes for quicker access. Pre-loaded with popular points of interests makes driving convenient and exciting.

Technical Specifications

Operating System

Android 2.3.7 Operating System
Customised Android OS for automotive environment


800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor with 1GB RAM
16GB internal microSD


6.5” superbright capacitive touch screen
800 x 480 pixels

User Interface

Rotary push button control
3 hard buttons for HOME / MENU / BACK controls
3 home screens for easy access to applications

Key Features

Audio playback from USB, microSD, iPod, AUX & Bluetooth
High Definition video playback (1080P playback)
Image viewer
Wireless media streaming to DLNA compatible devices
Static & live wallpapers
AM-FM Radio with RDS
Built in offline navigation
Built-in bluetooth hands-free (HFP / AVRCP / A2DP / PBAP) with echo cancellation & noise reduction
VAPS II 3D digital sound staging (optional)
Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi hotspot
Web radio
Smart power management / fast boot option
2-zone / multizone video playback
INFOGO music app & store
INFOGO App Garage
Reverse camera input
Steering Remote Control Ready

Removable Media

USB – flash drives, self-powered HDDs
iPhone & iPod
microSD / microSDHC (supported up to 32GB)
Media devices with AV output

Supported File Formats

Audio: AAC, MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, PCM / WAV
Video: VP8, H.263, H.264 AVC, MP4 SP
Still images: JPEG, PNG, GIF


iGO map engine with built in maps


2 USB ports
microSD card slot
Internal microphone (with external mic option)
Rear camera input


20 Watts x 4 channel Class D Amplifier
6 channel RCA output



  • Infogo.com is an online music store that offers a catalogue of more than 25,000,000 fully licensed DRM-free songs and application downloads. It can sync up to connected devices such as smart phones, tablets & PCs.
  • The music files are downloadable in 320kbps MP3 format for higher fidelity playback on various devices - online and offline.
  • You can sync your purchases on up to 10 connected devices - smartphones, tablets and personal computers. Every purchase that you make is automatically stored in a personal cloud locker that is set up for you free-of-charge so that you can access your music anywhere, anytime, so long as you are connected to the Internet.
  • Currently, Infogo.com is available in five countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and India today.
  • For PC or Mac users: Log on to infogo.com and click ‘Sign Up’ to register for a free Infogo account.
  • For Android and BlackBerry users: The Infogo app is available at Google Play Store as a free app.
  • Every AX1 unit comes with the Infogo application installed. Registration is free and users are encouraged to register to maximize their driving experience. Upon registration, you will receive 2 Music for Life albums free in your account.
  • Android devices: Cellphones and tablets.
  • iOS devices: iPods, iPhones, iPads.
  • USB: Flash drives, self-powered HDDs.
  • SD/SDHC cards.
  • PSP and other game consoles with AV OUT.
  • The AX1 comes with internal memory that is used for applications and map data. Media is stored on your external devices (smartphones or USB device) or a microSD card.
  • Press the HOME button to go to Home Screen.
  • Press the MENU button.
  • Choose SETTINGS.
  • Select one of the categories below:
    Bluetooth / Wireless & Networks / Sound / System / Display / Applications / Storage / Language & Keyboard / Date & Time / About
  • Navigation system and Infogo App Garage, where specially curated automotive-safe apps are housed and the latest firmware updates are stored, so that your AX1 is always fresh and up-to-date.
  • The navigation system that comes with the AX1 works offline as the navigation engine and maps are stored on a microSD card.
  • The AX1 uses micro SD or micro SDHC card. The size can be up to 32GB.
  • Go to Settings > Systems > Software Management. You can clear the user data by clicking ‘Factory Data Reset’ or restore factory firmware by clicking on ‘Restore’.
  • Yes. Pull down the status menu and eject your thumb drive or SD card, as it is always better to shut down access to the card prior to removal. By un-mounting the SD card, you will prevent corruption and damage to the SD card.
  • The AX1 comes with a built-in App Garage that houses specially curated apps that are automotive-safe.
  • Users can stream music to the AX1 via Bluetooth or DLNA via WiFi.
  • MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, FLAC and WAV.
  • Yes, you may. Go to: Settings > Language & Keyboard > Select Language, and choose your preferred language.
  • Yes, as long as your phone supports Internet data tethering / WIFI hotspot.
  • Yes, you are able to play your video through The AX1 HDMI output to headrest / overhead monitor that supports HDMI input.
  • The AX1 supports MP4 videos up to 1080P however it only plays 720p videos out to an external HDMI monitor.
  • There are several software items and components that are not included in the base unit price but are available as add-on accessories:
    • Reverse camera
    • External microphone
    • Universal steering remote control interface
  • AX1 has automotive grade software and hardware with OEM standard reliability and robustness.
  • The applications which are installed in the AX1 are all automotive-safe apps. They are specially curated to fulfil automotive standards to ensure the driver's safety. Should you choose to install applications from unknown sources, you would be doing so at your own risk and will void the warranty if any issues should arise due to this.
  • 6.5 inches capacitive touch screen.
  • Depending on region, pre-installed apps include Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
  • Malaysia and Singapore: Here Maps and Malfree Maps
  • Thailand: ESRI Maps
  • WiFi connectivity, AM/FM radio, audio/video playback via USB, SD, iPod, Bluetooth, Auxiliary input, Reverse camera, 2D/3D navigation with voice guidance.
  • Handsfree (HFP): HF
  • Audio Streaming (A2DP): Sink
  • Remote Control (AVRCP): Controller
  • PBAP (Download) - PCE
  • You can connect the AX1 to the Internet by tethering it to a smart phone that supports internet tethering. Alternatively the AX1 can connect to an access point (AP) from broadband dongle or MIFI (mobile WIFI) device.
  • Yes, we have received Apple ATS certification, which includes compliance with Apple's communication protocol and power requirements for charging.
  • We believe the market trend is heading towards mechaless car audio systems with playback via digital removable media (USB/SD/iPod) and the Internet (online storage). Also, mechaless systems are more reliable and robust due to lack of moving parts.
  • The fuse could be blown. Kindly replace the affected fuse with a fuse of the same amperage. If the fuse blows again, please consult your nearest service dealers.
  • This could also happen due to incorrect wiring. Please consult your nearest service dealers.
  • Restart the system by turning the car ignition off and on again.
  • If the problem persists, press the [VOL] knob for more than 6 seconds to trigger a reset operation. Alternatively, you can press the reset button with a thin paper clip. The system will reboot automatically.
  • Reboot the system.
  • If this crash persists after a system reboot, it is most likely that the contacts database has been corrupted.
  • In order to fix the problem, the contacts database needs to be cleared. Please carry out the following steps: Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Tab All > Contacts Storage > Select clear data.
  • The USB device/ SD card could be inserted in the wrong direction. Please try reversing the connection direction of the USB device/SD card and insert again.
  • Go to Home screen > press [MENU] button > select Notifications from the menu bar.
  • Alternatively, you can slide down from the top of the Home screen. Please make sure Unmount USB / Unmount SD is displayed. If not, press the corresponding Mount USB/SD button.
  • If the issue persists, try unplugging the USB device/SD card and inserting it again. The corresponding SD/USB preparing message will be displayed at the status bar.
  • If the device is still not recognized, it is possible that the USB device/ SD card could be damaged. Kindly try replacing the existing device with a different USB device/SD card.
  • Clarion AX1 does not support SDXC, which is normally used for 64GB capacity and above. Kindly refrain from using SDXC in this unit. In order to recover the data: Insert your SD card into a card reader, connect it to your PC, run Command Line (cmd) and type: chkdsk F: /f
  • where F: is the drive letter assigned to the SD card by Windows (changed as necessary).
  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Bluetooth Devices
  • Press and hold the desired paired device in the display list and select Unpair.
  • Please ensure that you have deleted any AX1 pairing information from your phone as well. (Kindly refer to your respective phone's manual for more information.)
  • After you have carried out steps 1 - 3, kindly try to pair your device to the Clarion AX1 once again.

This update is recommended for all users and addresses several issues related to stability and overall improvement in performance of the head unit.

This update improves:

  • Audio performance of the head unit
  • Stability in Bluetooth pairing, device display & handsfree calling mode
  • Performance and behaviour in Bluetooth audio streaming mode
  • WIFI stability
  • Reverse camera and fixes several known bugs
  • Music player; can handle bigger song libraries better and playback functions will work correctly
  • Video playback; now resumes correctly and several bugs were corrected
  • Radio mode’s UI and general performance issues
  • Over UI of the unit (GPS lock signal, status bar and volume indicators)
It is important to note also that with this update, we have removed the feature where the unit can be turned on when ignition is off.

Option 1: Updating via the App Garage

  • Make sure that the AX1 is connected to your mobile device's hotspot via phone tethering
  • Launch Infogo App Garage >> Select FIRMWARE
  • Check your unit's firmware version. If your firmware is not up to date, App Garage will prompt you for an update. Click on the UPDATE button when prompted.
  • Infogo App Garage will begin the firmware update.
  • Once the firmware update is complete, there will be another prompt for users to proceed with the installation of the updates. Press YES to proceed.

Option 2: Updating via USB plug-in

User needs to prepare a USB thumb drive which has the firmware file stored in it. (Note: The file has to be located in the root directory.)

  • Insert USB or SD Card into unit
  • Go to SETTINGS
  • Under FIRMWARE >> Select UPDATE
  • There will be a pop up message to confirm. Press CONFIRM.

*Note: Please do not shut down the unit during updating process. After the update is completed, the unit will take approximately 2-3 minutes to boot up.

Once the update is completed, it is best to perform a data reset. Please follow the steps below:
  • Go to SETTINGS

To check firmware version after the update:
  • Go to SETTINGS
  • Select ABOUT
  • Check your version by choosing BUILD NUMBER - It should be shown as "Firmware v1082".

This product contains open source software under various licenses including GPL version 2 and LGPL version 2.1. For full details and source code downloads, please visit http://www.clarion.com.my/ax1/legal.html, or request a source code CDROM by writing to:

Attn: Software Section Head, R&D Clarion Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Phase 3, Free Industrial Zone
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

Full details for all open source licensed programs included in this product are available within the software itself by opening Settings -> About -> Legal information

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