マツダ、公式に欧州向けにCarPlayとAndroid Autoのサポート発表

欧州マツダは、2018年8月6日からCarPlayとAndroid Autoへの改造やオプション設定などのサポートを始めると案内しています。

リリースの全文を引用しました。CarPlayとAndroid Autoの説明などに多くの行が割かれているようです。


Mazda is to offer an optional smartphone control update for all new vehicles equipped with the company’s human-centred MZD Connect multimedia system.

This will enable those of its customers who own iPhone to enjoy Apple CarPlay integration – letting you make phone calls, send messages, listen to Apple Music, and get directions with Apple Maps through Siri or the MZD Connect system safely whilst on the move. Android Auto integration is also available as an optional update, offering a similar range of features for customers with Android smartphones.

Moreover, existing Mazda owners whose vehicles are equipped with the MZD Connect multimedia system can now benefit from the retrofitting of either option.

Linked to MZD Connect via a USB port, Apple CarPlay may be operated by Mazda’s HMI Commander rotary control knob and – whilst the vehicle is stationary – by the centre console touch screen. Similarly linked to MZD Connect, Android Auto is controlled by the Commander controller alone.

You have complete freedom to move back and forth between Apple CarPlay and Mazda’s own system. In the interest of driving safety, CarPlay uses Siri to read out incoming iMessages and WhatsApp messages.

Using the Google Voice User Interface to control a similar range of functions, Android Auto also offers enhanced navigation technology with more Points Of Interest, continuous mapping updates, and additional aids such as ‘Route Sent To Car’ and ‘Last 1 Mile’.

The update – including hard and software – will be available as an option on both new and existing Mazdas fitted with MZD Connect from 6th August 2018.

Mazda Adds Smartphone Control to MZD Connect

他の仕向地向けへの対応と同じように、全てのMZDコネクト(マツダコネクト)を搭載する新車にはオプション設定され、既存車は改造の対象になります。そして、既存車の改造は、ソフトウェアとハードウェアの両方で行われます。

欧州では、2018年8月6日からディーラーでの改造が可能だそうです(もしかしたら、アメリカよりも早い?)。

日本では、まったく音沙汰がありませんね。もしかしたら、デミオの商品改良前後で何か発表がなされるかも???