Mazda Connect Puts the World at your FingertipsBlog Sep 25th , 2018
These days, many consumers value connectivity above any other vehicle attribute. To meet customer demands, Mazda created one of the best infotainment systems on the market: Mazda Connect. The technology links seamlessly to your smartphone and provides a wide range of functions.
Introducing Mazda Connect
Mazda Connect is a collection of hardware and software offered on all new Mazda vehicles. The system provides occupants with audio and video entertainment, as well as information, such as navigation. It’s viewed on a digital display and can be accessed by either console-mounted controls or the touchscreen.
Of the system, Auto Express writes, “The greatest aspect of the Mazda system is its simplicity. It’s operated using either the touchscreen or the wheel located by the gearstick, with buttons for key features including music, home and sat-nav. This makes it easy to operate while driving, as you can easily jump to important functions without taking your eyes off the road.”
These are some of the key features offered by Mazda Connect:
Mazda Apple CarPlay and Mazda Android Auto
The latest version of Mazda Connect features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Having these third-party apps allows smartphone functions to run on the vehicle’s digital display. So, instead of struggling to deal with your device and its tiny screen, everything – calls, text, music, etc. – are accessed through the vehicle. Even website applications like ‘Aha’ are right at your fingertips.
How you interact with your car’s infotainment system is very important. New Mazda vehicles are offered with a next-generation human-machine interface (HMI). The layout allows for safe driving, even when dealing with a variety of information. It also permits many infotainment system functions to be controlled via voice commands.
Google Maps and Waze are great, but having navigation built into your vehicle is even more convenient. The application integrated into Mazda Connect provides features like 2D or 3D perspective for landmarks and city views, traffic patterns based on historical data, and on-screen speed limits. Plus, there’s advanced notice of exits and guaranteed free map updates for one year.
Intelligent Drive Master
In addition to entries like entertainment and navigation, Mazda Connect can be used to view the Intelligent Drive Master. This advanced technology allows you to accurately monitor your driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Easy maintenance reminders
Do you have a hard time remembering when to change your oil or rotate your tires? If the answer is yes, you’ll be pleased to find Mazda Connect remembers for you and alerts you when service is due.
Over time, software needs to be updated, regardless of whether it’s running on your home computer or your car’s infotainment system. Engineers thought ahead and designed Mazda Connect to be continuously updateable. The system can be easily reconfigured to support additional functions and evolving smartphone operating systems.
Visit Moffatt’s Mazda
Every new Mazda vehicle – from the MX-5 to the CX-3 – is offered with Mazda Connect. Stop by Moffatt’s Mazda showroom in Barrie today to see how Mazda smartphone control can improve your driving experience.