Smartphone Integration for Select Mazda Vehicles
Mazda recently announced that smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available for select Mazda vehicles! How awesome is that? Keep reading for details.
You read that right! Apple CarPlay integration for iPhone and Android Auto is now available for certain Mazda vehicles. They have to be model year 2014 or newer and already be equipped with MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system.
This dealer-installed update includes both the software and hardware elements. Vehicles will also gain fast charging and more powerful 2.1 amp USB ports. This is in additional to the latest version of MAZDA CONNECT.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto arrived first in the 2018 Mazda6. It has been available since the summertime. Both infotainment technologies are now available in the 2019 Mazda CX-9, as well as the 2019 Mazda CX-5.
According to a recent press release:
Apple CarPlay™ integration for your iPhone® and Android Auto™ enable occupants to safely use smartphone applications through the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and help make staying connected and entertained effortless.With Mazda’s philosophy to minimize distracted driving, safer operations can be made with the multi-function Commander knob, shortcut buttons or voice command functions. This integration helps keep the driver’s hand and eyes away from their smartphone.
Update here at Beach Mazda
Many of our fantastic customers here at Beach Mazda have already had the update installed. It’s not too late to schedule your Mazda vehicle for this update as well. Remember, it’s only available in select Mazda vehicles. Why not call the Beach Mazda Service Department and find out if your vehicle qualifies? We can have your appointment scheduled in minutes. You can also schedule your appointment via our website. Just to point out, it’s super easy to do!
Don’t forget, the good appointment times fill up quickly. Don’t delay scheduling your appointment to have the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto updated in your Mazda vehicle!