According to Mazda Motor Corporation, soon all cars of the brand will get on-Board infotainment systems that support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. At the moment none of the Japanese cars are not compatible with automotive interfaces Apple and Google.
Plans to add support for Apple CarPlay guide the Japanese brand said during the presentation of the new SUV CX-5. However, exactly when, and on what models will debut a new multimedia system, is not specified.
It is also noted that in the near future infotainment system Mazda Connect, installed in automobiles, will be upgraded under compatibility Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, as described in the company “updating the multimedia complex will be held with potentially minimal hardware addition”.
Thus the company plans to develop such software, with which existing complexes will be possible just to update, after which they will be able to synchronize data with iPhone and Android devices.
The timing of the appearance of updates, Mazda has not yet calls. Also, it is not clear how much it will cost customers a new option.