Harley-Davidson adds Android Auto w/ 2021 models, updates for older motorcycles – 9to5Google
Android Auto has become an important feature of millions of vehicles and, for many, is a feature that can make or break a purchase. Now, Android Auto is going to be a standard feature on all new vehicles from… Harley-Davidson.
Harley-Davidson recently announced (via AutoEvolution) that it would be making Android Auto a standard feature on its 2021 Trike, CVO, and Touring motorcycles with the Boom! Box GTS. Like in cars, this means Harley-Davidson riders with Android smartphones would be able to connect their phone over USB to display Google Maps, access Google Assistant, and also control music.
Previously, Harley-Davidson officially supported Apple’s CarPlay platform but didn’t offer Android Auto for those who don’t own an iPhone. As a part of this announcement on 2021 models, Harley-Davidson is also making Google’s platform available to owners of 2014 or later motorcycles through an update that can be performed by the user or at a dealership.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO SUPPORT ANDROID AUTO™
HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO SUPPORT ANDROID AUTO™ FOR EQUIPPED TOURING MOTORCYCLE MODELS
Software Update Will Enable Android Auto on Boom! Box GTS Infotainment Systems
Milwaukee, WI (March 6, 2020) – Through a recent collaboration between Google and Harley-Davidson, Android Auto will be supported on all Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle models equipped with the Boom!™ Box GTS infotainment system. Harley-Davidson is the first motorcycle manufacturer to announce Android Auto compatibility with an onboard infotainment system. Harley-Davidson plans to make Android Auto available through a software update for existing Boom! Box GTS units in early summer 2020, and Android Auto will be a standard function on all 2021-model Harley-Davidson