Indian Motorcycle has announced the integration of Apple CarPlay to its 2020 lineup of bikes equipped with the 7-inch Ride Command system, joining the likes of Honda as early adopters of the system in the motorcycling world.
In recent years Indian has been highly focused on adding value to its bikes in the form of useable tech, and the addition of Apple CarPlay adds another notch to the Company’s belt.
The idea behind adding CarPlay, according to Indian, is to provide industry-leading technology which provides riders with a way to stay connected while out on the road.
iPhone users can easily access Apple Music, Maps, send messages with Siri and more through the Ride Command screen and a supported Bluetooth headset (not included but think along the lines of Sena or Cardo) – all of this is displayed on a user-friendly interface that iPhone users will instantly recognise. This integration also increases global accessibility to navigation features.
The models which will now receive Apple CarPlay includes the 2020 Chieftain, Roadmaster and Challenger models with navigation.
Apple CarPlay is just one of several recent improvements made to Indian Motorcycle’s leading Ride Command system. Riders can now expect improved navigation location management, improved boot time, audio muting and control improvements (including navigation audio), widget fixes and a new fuel economy widget, and improved search functionality within navigation.
No word yet when exactly we’ll see the tech roll out in local Indian Motorcycle models.