In an ideal world, to be agnostic to whatever device you have - iPhone/Android/Windows/BBY, Mazda could have spent time and energy on an application that does app screencasting via Bluetooth or USB. So instead of trying to build partnerships and make custom app integrations, the job would be in supporting as many devices as possible and basically writing pixel and touch zone transformations.I'm fairly certain CarPlay doesn't support the Google Maps app - it uses Apple's Map app, which is still fairly bad.
There are other threads for you, like this oneAnyone know who makes the mazda system?
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That's ok then, as they are using OpenCar instead.I won't lie if Mazda partnered with Apple, I would rip the factory entertainment system out and put in something aftermarket. The closed-mindedness of Apple would be a horrible thing for the automotive industry. Mazda and other companies need to go with an open platform or they risk alienating potential customers.
Because Toyota always puts the best stuff in their cars? LOL.Hey, Today Toyota announced they are dropping the current Entune system and getting Apples CarPlay.
Must be a better system.
Actually, we old people buy Mazda's, too. And being old and disliking Apple is fairly common. In fact, young people are the primary buyers of Apple products because they don't know any better. As for the statement regarding Toyota not putting the best stuff in their cars I couldn't agree more. Perhaps all of those people who complain about Mazda not working well with Apple should buy a Toyota instead.Because Toyota always puts the best stuff in their cars? LOL.
All Toyota putting in their car means is that it's great for old people and people who can't drive.