It'd be a bummer if I can't continuously use it on a 12 road trip!
Hopefully Mazda will support wireless CarPlay and Android Auto via WiFi then upgrading the usb ports would be optional.I'm not sure how that solves the problem. My phone only has one USB port and it has to be plugged into the data port of the car for CarPlay to work. Am I missing something?
If the Mazda's two USB ports on the console are indeed underpowered to the extent that they cannot keep up w/the iPhone's power needs, that's a commentary on Mazda. It's called lack of attention to detail. How much would it actually cost to have robust USB ports that support modern devices?I'm not sure how that solves the problem. My phone only has one USB port and it has to be plugged into the data port of the car for CarPlay to work. Am I missing something?
However, it might be faulty. WiFi has been disabled in North America as the services that used it were cancelled. Some of us who have enabled WiFi on our cars have found that we cannot connect them to local hotspots because the units are heavily susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Mazda will replace the unit in other regions that still offer the WiFi services, however not all of us have that option. I'm hoping that if they do enable WiFi for Android Auto that they repair/replace faulty units as part of the upgrade (which will most likely be a purchased option).correct
"An authentication IC ensures that only approved devices are granted full access to the device. If an accessory does not provide authentication, its access is limited to analog audio and a small subset of serial (UART) audio playback controls. AirPlay also utilizes the authentication IC to verify that receivers have been approved by Apple. AirPlay audio and CarPlay video streams utilize the MFi-SAP (Secure Association Protocol), which encrypts communication between the accessory and device using AES-128 in CTR mode. Ephemeral keys are exchanged using ECDH key exchange (Curve25519) and signed using the authentication IC’s 1024-bit RSA key as part of the Station-to-Station (STS) protocol."
I'm not seeing how that complicate things that much. You can easily embed a chip like that in a cable/outlet. However, I don't expect them to retro-fit it for anything but the latest gen cars at most for business reasons.I seriously doubt that Mazda will be able to do a simple upgrade for older cars. There is a lot that needs to be changed and Mazda has maintained in the past that no practical upgrade path exists. All the hardware must meet Apple specs. Everything that would have access to the iPhone must have the required authentication hardware and codes.
From Apples iOS Security Guide:
In case you haven't been following, Mazda has been announcing this for at least a couple years now. Don't hold your breath.Has there been a consistent trend of time between announcement and implementation with other auto makers that could lead help us make assumptions of our timeline?
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