TOKYO, May 29, 2015 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system for both Google Android Auto*1 and Apple CarPlay*2 will be available on the 2016 Pajero*3 SUV due to be launched in Europe this summer. This will be the first MMC model to be fitted with this system and MMC will sequentially expand the models and regions it will be available.
*1: Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
*2: Apple CarPlay, iPhone, are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
*3: Montero or Shogun in some markets.
SDA allows users of either Android smartphones or iPhones to connect to the dashboard display using a USB cable. The system is designed to prioritize allowing the driver, either by using the touchscreen or by voice control to safely and simply:
- access navigation and other apps on their smartphone
- make and receive phone calls,
- send and receive text messages and
- listen to music, etc.
Moreover, using the latest map information from the smartphone, updating map information for the car’s navigation system becomes unnecessary.
Android Auto Features
Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed.
Let Google Maps lead the way. It’s easy to get where you’re going with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance and more.
Music (not available in Japan)
Your favorite tunes – to go! Access and stream over 30 million songs, customized playlists and more with Google Play Music.
Just say the word – Best-in-class speech technology makes controlling everything with your voice fast and easy.
Hit the road with your favorite apps. Android Auto makes it easy to access your favorite apps and contents in your car.
Apple CarPlay Features
CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.
Complete with turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions and estimated travel time. Can also predict where the user is most likely to want to go using addresses from their email, text messages, contacts and calendar.
Make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail. Siri helps do all these things.
Siri can take dictation, read aloud, send and reply to the driver’s text messages for them.
Access your artists, song, playlists, and third party audio apps using your car’s built-in controls. Or just tell Siri what you’d like to listen to.
· Use of Android Auto or CarPlay requires Android 5.0+ (Lollipop) or iOS8+ devices respectively.
· Smartphone Link Display Audio will not operate in areas with no service signal and may not operate in supported areas where the signal is weak.
· Users are responsible for all charges incurred using smartphones and iPhones to connect to Android Auto and CarPlay respectively.
· Some functions may not be available for use depending on the user’s location.