Harley-Davidson becomes first motorcycle manufacturer to build Android Auto into infotainment system

According tomedia reports, Android Auto met Harley-Davidson (H-D). The motorcycle maker is understood to have said on Friday local time that all future Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles will be equipped with the smartphone mirror technology. For owners of older models, some can upgrade on their own.

Harley-Davidson becomes first motorcycle manufacturer to build Android Auto into infotainment system

While H-D isn’t the first motorcycle company to offer Android Auto support, it’s the first company to bundle it into the boom Box GTS, an in-car infotainment system. To some extent, it is Mr. H-D because it does not need to be processed for non-factory components. The Boom Box GTS already supports the Apple CarPlay, but requires an auxiliary headset.

Now, with a wired connection, Android users will be able to access their favorite media, maps, and interact with Google Assistant — just as drivers can interact with systems in their cars. The motorcycle comes with a 6.5-inch infotainment screen and boom Box GTS, plus gorilla glass for durability.

For consumers considering buying new H-D motorcycles, Android Auto will be available on all Touring, CVO and Trike models in 2021, all equipped with factory infotainment systems. In addition, H-D plans to launch an update this summer, when owners can use Android Auto through the upgrade. While car owners can turn to dealers to help upgrade, H-D points out that car owners can do so themselves with a reliable USB.