by Ben Hsu
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming to Mazda vehicles

The Mazda6 is the 1st product to receive the connectivity capabilities, commencing this summer season.

Mazda has introduced that it will supply Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle on its automobiles starting up later on this year.

The extended-awaited move at last addresses the absence of smartphone connectivity in Mazdas, one particular of the largest hurdles in attracting new buyers in present-day connected age. Mazda was declared as a CarPlay husband or wife three yrs in the past. The system displays and interfaces smartphone apps by means of the car’s infotainment display.

Mazda explained on Wednesday at the New York Global Auto Exhibit that the initially product to acquire will be the 2018 Mazda6. CarPlay and Android Car equipped versions will arrive in showrooms this summertime, and then propagate to other models. We have witnessed other systems, such as G-Vectoring Manage, commence in the flagship sedan prior to showing on the Mazda3 and, as announced in New York as perfectly, the CX-3. However, a push launch on Mazda Canada’s web page appears to contradict the assertion, saying that these smartphone technologies will initially appear on the 2019 CX-9.

If you simply are not able to hold out to order a new Mazda with smartphone mirroring, get worried not. They can be retrofitted to Mazdas equipped with Mazda Hook up infotainment programs. Mazda Link was launched in 2014, but it truly is not obvious how significantly back the retrofit ability goes.