After Renault last week, it’s the turn of Mazda to announce the imminent arrival of CarPlay in his vehicles. Long opposed to Apple’s embedded system, the Japanese manufacturer changed his mind and finally chose to adopt it.
The announcement was made during the launch of the 2017 edition of the CX-5. The manufacturer of Hiroshima did not indicate when and which vehicles will embark the interface of the brand with the apple. However, he said that all cars with the Mazda Connect system will benefit from a upgrade retroactive to accommodate CarPlay. All models released after the 2014 Mazda3 will benefit from this. It is also not specified whether CarPlay will be offered in its wired or wireless version.
Most car manufacturers have started to seriously support CarPlay by integrating the interface into a few 2016 models. Brands like Audi, BMW and even Ford will only be offering the technology from this year.
Mazda has been an official partner of CarPlay since 2014, but the manufacturer had long shunned Apple’s embedded system. Today, the only brand to refuse the interface remains Toyota. The latter still refuses to deploy the system on its vehicles. However, the Japanese firm is one of the largest in the world in terms of automobile construction …