Your Best Source for Genuine Mazda Parts!
Your Best Source for Genuine Mazda Parts!
Page 1 of 23 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 331

Thread: Carplay and Android Auto coming soon? Crossing fingers..........

  1. #1
    Registered Member

    Mazda, CX-5, 2016 GT Tech

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    124

    Carplay and Android Auto coming soon? Crossing fingers..........

    I was googling around for some news on Carplay being added to Mazdas, and found this recent thread over at Mazda3Revolution forum

    http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...ay-update.html

    A recent poster said

    Hi all. Read thru this and wanted to offer what I have learned. When I purchased my Mazda 3 in May of last year, I was told it had real-time traffic on the Nav. After purchasing found this to not be true. I have had a number of conversations with Mazda USA on this and here is what they have told me.

    * The WiFi was disabled in Mazda connect because of the number of complaints they had from users on their data going over carrier limits due to it being used by the car. (so they cut their liability).

    * Apple CarPlay is in development. As of my last call a couple of weeks ago, it is ready for new vehicles, but they are still testing in existing vehicles. Supposedly the hardware in the 2015 Mazda3 is fully compliant and will just need a software update to install.

    So.... Based on this, it seems they are close to releasing Apple CarPlay at least in new models - with existing 2015 & 2016 models soon.

    If you want to call and voice your support or opinions, my contact is Becky at 949-727-6610. Maybe the more people that call the quicker they will implement.
    I'm kind of excited at the possibility to have carplay, or Auto if I get an Android next.
    Anyone have any newer info?

  2. #2
    Registered Member
    Donated: $5

    2016 CX-5 AWD GT+iActive Soul Red

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    NJ, USA
    Posts
    744
    Quote Originally Posted by BambooBen View Post
    I was googling around for some news on Carplay being added to Mazdas, and found this recent thread over at Mazda3Revolution forum

    http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...ay-update.html

    A recent poster said



    I'm kind of excited at the possibility to have carplay, or Auto if I get an Android next.
    Anyone have any newer info?
    No, not true. I spent countless hours on this and finally what I gathered is current Mazda Infotainment systems will NOT support Carplay.

  3. #3
    Registered Member TimelessMazda's Avatar

    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    80
    I like the first poster's option better...lol.
    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT FWD - Crystal White Pearl - Parchment Leather - Tech Package - MMS - Tow Package - Wife's
    2016 Focus RS Ordered!

  4. #4
    Registered Member

    16 CX-5 GT AWD w/ Tech

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Posts
    762
    Well I recently contacted Mazda about Android auto for an issue I was having in regards to my infotainment system. I also asked about Android auto and part of the response was this "In regards to the Android Auto, Mazda is currently working on a software update to make Android Auto available, unfortunately there is not known date of when it'll be available". This could be taken different ways but to me an update is what is done on current devices already out. So our current Mazda's.

  5. #5
    Registered Member

    2016 CX-5 w/ Tech/Activsense

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    NorthEast
    Posts
    56
    Doesn't have AA or Carplay, but they did just release a new version http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...rade-available. I haven't installed it yet, waiting to see the changelog

  6. #6
    Registered Member

    '16 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    204
    From what I heard from a Mazda rep, Mazda is set to support Android Auto before carplay. This is partially the reason why androids seem to work flawlessly with current infotainment and iphones have issues initially with reading text messages.

  7. #7
    Registered Member

    2016 CX-5 AWD Touring

    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    401
    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe024 View Post
    From what I heard from a Mazda rep, Mazda is set to support Android Auto before carplay. This is partially the reason why androids seem to work flawlessly with current infotainment and iphones have issues initially with reading text messages.
    I'd second this. Given the system runs Linux, and I already can easily mirror the screen from my Android phone with the CastScreen app, I think Android would be supported first. Also, the open-source nature of Android makes it a lot easier than the proprietary iOS.

  8. #8
    Registered Member

    '16 CX-5 GT

    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    204
    Quote Originally Posted by sillyxone View Post
    I'd second this. Given the system runs Linux, and I already can easily mirror the screen from my Android phone with the CastScreen app, I think Android would be supported first. Also, the open-source nature of Android makes it a lot easier than the proprietary iOS.
    If I remember right, the modding community found hints of android auto as well.

  9. #9
    Registered Member

    16 CX-5 GT AWD w/ Tech

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Posts
    762
    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe024 View Post
    If I remember right, the modding community found hints of android auto as well.
    Yeah I remember reading that as well. They were saying possibly in the version 60 software release. I really hope so.

  10. #10
    Registered Member

    2016 CX-5 AWD Touring

    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    401
    This looks like Android on the stock OEM system with touch-screen input and sound. I guess it's not to hard, then.


  11. #11
    Registered Member

    16 CX-5 GT AWD w/ Tech

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Posts
    762
    We can only hope. I sent Mazda yet another email enquiring about Android auto. I hope everyone does that. At least help them realize we're interested in the safety features available with AA.

  12. #12
    Registered Member

    Mazda, CX-5, 2016 GT Tech

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    124
    So now Hyundai has announced that owners can download a new update and install Carplay/Android Auto from a USB drive.
    http://www.macrumors.com/2016/05/24/...ftware-update/
    COME ON MAZDA!!!!

  13. #13
    Registered Member

    2014 CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Liquid Silver; 2011 BMW 328xi

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    562
    Anyone hear of any updates on CarPlay? Sad that every major automaker is adding this to their 2017 models.
    Last edited by Heritage07; 10-04-2016 at 08:08 PM.

  14. #14
    Registered Member

    2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD GT

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Central Jersey
    Posts
    151
    Software alone will not enable Apple CarPlay - if they do update the software the USB hub will likely have to be upgraded as well. Apple requires a proprietary USB for it to work.

    I just went through the process for my new 2016 F-150. The vehicle came from the factory with the correct CarPlay software version, but it didn't work until I replaced the physical USB module. This is only for Apple CarPlay BTW, Android Auto worked fine with the original USB module.

    Apparently late 2016 model F-150s (Mid August onward) were shipped with the 2017 software but the older non-apple USB hub.

    After I replaced the USB module both CP and AA work great.

    I would imagine the same would apply for the Mazda since they were not originally built for Apple CarPlay.
    Last edited by adgjqetuo; 10-04-2016 at 01:05 PM.
    Mike

    2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD GT
    Blue Reflex Mica w/ Black Interior
    Tech and I-Activsense Packages
    ------------------------------------------------------



    ------------------------------------------------------
    '16 Mazda CX-5 AWD GT (New / Wife's DD)
    '16 Ford F-150 XLT (New / My DD)


  15. #15
    Registered Member

    Mazda, CX-5, 2016 GT Tech

    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    124
    Actually according to the last page of the thread I linked to in the first post of this thread, the USB and everything is already good in our Mazdas
    http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...update-23.html

Page 1 of 23 12311 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Android Auto hacked onto Mazda
    By jhu8 in forum CX-5 Audio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-09-2016, 05:21 PM
  2. It would be nice if we could get Android Auto
    By cybercruiser in forum CX-5 Audio
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-07-2015, 04:43 PM
  3. Parrot Android Auto/Apple Play Headunit coming!
    By capnfatpants in forum CX-5 Audio
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-21-2015, 11:58 AM
  4. Android Auto
    By Della1234 in forum CX-5 Audio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-19-2014, 08:04 PM
  5. Need some insight on auto crossing
    By msp03rbuld in forum Mazdaspeed Protege
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-13-2010, 03:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •