Mazda today announced that CarPlay and Android Auto are now available as part of a dealer-installed upgrade in select 2014 model year and newer Mazda vehicles equipped with the Mazda Connect infotainment system in the United States.
The dealer-installed upgrade has a suggested price of $199 plus the cost of labor and includes both hardware and software components. Eligible vehicles will be equipped with a faster-charging 2.1-amp USB port, in addition to the latest version of Mazda Connect with CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Eligible customers can schedule an appointment with a Mazda dealership to have the approximately two-hour upgrade service [...]
Nomad today announced the launch of a new wireless charging accessory that’s been designed specifically with new Tesla Model 3 vehicles in mind.
The Tesla Wireless Charger is a wireless charging dock developed for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and future iPhones, which fits perfectly into the Tesla Model 3 dash and connects to the two USB-A ports in the car.
With the dual USB-A connection and a built-in 6,000mAh battery, the Tesla Wireless Charger offers 2A for faster 7.5W charging for Apple’s iPhones, with two wireless chargers built into the device. With the dual setup, you can wirelessly charge two devices at once. While designed for [...]
Engineer and popular YouTuber Mark Rober, who is known for his science-related videos that can rack up millions of views, works at Apple as an engineer in the special projects group, reports Variety.
The site says that Rober has been working on Apple’s virtual reality projects, including „using VR as on-board entertainment for self-driving cars.“ On Rober’s LinkedIn page, it says he works as a product designer at an unspecified company he first joined in 2015, suggesting he’s been with Apple for some time.
To explain the kinds of things Rober may be working on, Variety points to a pair of Apple patent applications that cover an [...]
Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors have begun collecting street-level data in Japan for the first time this month.
Apple will be surveying the Tokyo and Urayasu areas between June and October of this year, according to a new Apple Maps vehicles page created specifically for Japan, first spotted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara.
Japan is the 11th country where the vehicles are collecting data since the initiative began in 2015, alongside Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
To date, Apple has periodically updated a list of locations where the vehicles will be collecting data [...]