When you hear about Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, they’re all thinking of four-wheeled cars, but they’re still in those two-wheeled cars, according tomedia. Such a system not only makes driving these vehicles easier, but also benefits from the safety provided by the vehicle system. Honda is expected to bring this convenience to its latest Gold Wing flagship motorcycle from next month.
Putting a platform designed for cars on a motorcycle may not sound intuitive, but Honda is no stranger to the idea. After all, it was the first company to introduce Apple CarPlay to a motorcycle in 2017. In a way, cyclists using Android may think the announcement is delayed.
But as some have said, it’s better to be late than to do it, and Honda will eventually bring Android Auto into its motorcycle space. It is reported that only 2018 and beyond Gold Wing can use the system. In addition, drivers need a Bluetooth headset in addition to running Android 5.0 Lollipop or an updated version of their Android phone — because even a few seconds of driving a motorcycle can’t get their hands out of the handlebars.
Once these requirements are met, cyclists can access their favorite multimedia and sMS apps from their Android phones on the Gold Wing dashboard. By the way, Google Maps navigation will also be much easier. Of course, the best and safest way is through Google Assistant.
Honda said it would bring in mid-June a way to update the Gold Wing motorcycle. So it’s unclear how Android Auto will be installed on these motorcycles. Happily, this will be a free update, so the possible trouble in the upgrade is naturally worth it.