Honda’s Gold Wing is the world’s very first motorcycle with Apple CarPlay

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Honda's Gold Wing is the world's first motorcycle with Apple CarPlay

Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system is lastly coming to vehicles with two tires.  

Honda’s new 2018 Precious metal Wing will be the first motorcycle on the planet to have Apple CarPlay integration, based on CNET. The bike has a 7-inch LED screen on its handlebar dashboard, giving bikers a system to control Maps, music, and more to have an onscreen Apple experience that’s been on four wheels since 2014.

Apple insisted on a few additional safeguards to bring CarPlay to the bicycle. The connection isn’t wireless â€? an attribute that’s still rare for CarPlay-enabled vehicles of any type â€? therefore users have to plug their apple iphone into one of the motorcycle’s USB slots, which are in the trunk and the tank’s storage cubby.   

The CarPlay setup on the Gold Wing’s screen.

A separate Bluetooth gadget with a microphone is also required for the particular CarPlay functionality, so riders will require a pair of wireless headphones in order to utilize it. Google declined to include support because of its own smartphone-connected infotainment system, Google android Auto, according to the report.

The Gold Wing’s LCD screen does not have touch functionality, so riders need to depend on a panel on the motorcycle’s tank or a four-way pad around the left handlebar to control their infotainment center on the road. That’s much more secure than fiddling on a phone whilst riding, which could be why Apple’s finally bringing the platform to motorbikes.  

The Gold Wing includes a base price of $23, 500 plus hits the streets next Feb. It also offers a liquid-cooled six-cylinder motor, adaptive suspension, and a smart essential. Your car might not have CarPlay, but your following motorcycle might.  

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