Honda Gold Wing motorcycle gains integration with Android Auto

It seems like Google is keen to spread Android Auto to more places. Earlier in March, Harley-Davidson announced to add Android Auto updates to its motorcycles.

Now, Honda has announced in the United States that Android Auto – which allows connectivity between Android phones and the multimedia system – will be integrated into the Gold Wing GL 1800 center. In practice, this makes it even easier to manage incoming calls, messages, or even listen to music on the go. The expectation is that upgrades will be available in the North American country starting in June.

This isn’t the first pioneering step in this area from Honda. In October 2017, the new Gold Wing was announced in North America, making it the world’s first motorcycle with Apple CarPlay integration.

Android Auto is an easy and safe way to use your phone while riding.
Android Auto is an easy and safe way to use your phone while riding.

Android Auto is an easy and safe way to use your phone while riding the motorcycle. With a simplified interface and easy-to-use voice operations, it is designed to minimize distractions so the rider can focus on the road in the meantime. Android Auto makes it easy to access favorite music, media, and messaging apps while on the motorcycle. With Android Auto Google Assistant, passengers can stay focused, connected, and entertained, keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the handlebars, while using their voice to simplify their day.

Honda plans to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into other models and bring more comfort and convenience to motorcycle rider lifestyles worldwide. But it has not yet been determined exactly which models are involved.

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