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Maruti Suzuki’s SmartPlay Infotainment to support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & MirrorLink

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Taking technology closer to customers, Maruti Suzuki today announced that all its cars equipped with the Smartplay Infotainment touchscreen system will now support Android Auto Technology. The Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink technologies were already available on cars with such infotainment systems.

Android Auto is a simple and intuitive interface that lets android phone owners to connect their phones with the touchscreen infotainment system. Once phone is connected applications like voice recognition, calling, SMS readout, music playback and navigation etc. are displayed directly on the infotainment head unit touchscreen.

Maruti Suzuki will now bring the convenience of Android Auto in all its touchscreen infotainment system equipped carss like Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (Alpha & Zeta), Ciaz (Alpha), Baleno (Alpha), Ignis (Alpha), Vitara Brezza (Z+), Ertiga (Z+) and Dzire (Z+).

Customers owning Maruti Suzuki Cars with previous generation Smartplay infotainment system can get this software update from their nearest Maruti Suzuki workshop. The software update is free of cost and will be available till 31st March 2018.

Maruti Suzuki first introduced the MirrorLink technology in Ciaz, in 2014. Maruti Suzuki was the first company to introduce Apple CarPlay in India with its Premium hatchback Baleno. Thereafter, the company had introduced Android Auto in its premium compact hatchback, Ignis, a first in its segment, followed by the new Dzire and in the recently launched, new S-Cross.