Honda has announced that it will integrate the current-gen Gold Wing with Android Auto connectivity feature next month. With this update, Honda will bring more comfort and convenience to its customers.
Launched in 2017, the new Honda Gold Wing was the first motorcycle in the world to feature Apple CarPlay connectivity. While this was welcomed by many enthusiasts who, obviously, used an Apple iPhone, people who had Android smartphones felt left out. So, to bring smiles to those customers, Honda will introduce Android Auto in the current-gen Gold Wing in mid-June this year. Although it indeed took long enough for the Japanese company to make this move, the fact that if finally did would be welcomed by its loyal customers. Don’t you think?
The Android Auto update will be made available free of cost. Customers with Android 5.0 or later smartphones will be able to seamlessly enjoy application services such as music, phone calls and messaging. With a simplified interface and easy-to-use voice actions, Android Auto is designed to minimise distraction so riders can stay focused on the road. With Google Assistant on Android Auto, riders can stay connected and entertained, keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the handlebar, while using their voice to help with their day. When using Android Auto while riding the Gold Wing, customers will need a connection with a Bluetooth headset.
After this software update, the Honda Gold Wing will support both Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay. By the way, do you know which is the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to introduce Android Auto connectivity in some of its models?