GMC has announced that it has added Apple CarPlay capability to the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra, taking the iPhone features customers want to access while driving and putting them on the vehicle's display in a smart, simple manner with the brand’s IntelliLink system.
Mazda has announced that its 2018 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will soon be Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible = and retrofittable. Beginning in September, dealers will be able to retrofit Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels of its mid-size sedan with a kit that adds Apple and Android compatibility to the automaker's built-in infotainment system.
Mazda is now offering owners of older vehicles the ability to upgrade their infotainment systems to ones that are compatible with both Apple's CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. Vehicles equipped with Mazda Connect from the 2014 model year and newer are eligible for a dealer-installed upgrade with smartphone integration capabilities. But it's not a free update.
Google's Android automotive OS and Linux are likely to challenge the incumbent QNX, with major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Audi, Volkswagen, and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish alliance opting for Android in their next-generation vehicles.

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