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OneConnect for Motorcycles

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Next-generation connectivity for riders

Panasonic's industry-leading connectivity solution takes the two-wheel experience to a whole new level.

 

Today's consumers are used to connectivity in all areas of their lives – whether they're in the office, at home or out on the road. At the same time, demand for comfort and safety among motorcycle riders continues to rise, challenging OEMs to rethink their product designs with an eye towards features that can elevate the user experience while providing peace of mind for their customers.

That's where Panasonic can help. Drawing upon decades of automotive expertise and tech innovation, we've developed OneConnect, an end-to-end embedded connectivity solution that provides OEMs with a direct channel to their customers. With OneConnect, OEMs can enhance the rider experience, gain valuable consumer insights, and improve rider safety – all while future-proofing their vehicles for what’s next in connected mobility.

Features and benefits of embedded connectivity

An embedded connectivity solution provides riders with a persistent connection to their bike, enabling features that simply aren't possible with today's tethered solutions. Here are just some of the ways that OneConnect can create value for motorcycles riders and OEMs.
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Firmware-over-the-air updates

OneConnect's wireless, always-on cloud connectivity allows for full-system firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates. This enables OEMs to reduce recall expenses, increase product quality and operational efficiency, and deliver post-sale vehicle performance and feature enhancements – without the rider having to bring their bike into a dealership.

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Energy Management

Today's consumers are more eco-conscious than ever, and many motorcycle OEMs have introduced EV models in response to a growing demand for greener zero-emission vehicles. With OneConnect, riders can easily manage their bike's battery life with real-time information on charge status, estimated range and more. And OEMs can glean insights to optimize battery performance over the vehicle's lifetime.

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Analytics

OneConnect enables OEMs to gain a much richer understanding of how customers are using their products in the real world. Not only can these data-driven insights help inform product design, they can also quickly identify emerging issues and uncover potential problems to help with warranty cost reduction.

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Maintenance

Utilizing an easy-to-use companion app, OneConnect can provide riders with predictive maintenance and service reminders. These convenient notifications can help vehicle owners to extend the life of their bike - and help OEMs avoid costly warranty claims resulting from improper maintenance.

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Safety

For motorcycle riders, safety is paramount – and today’s consumers are more aware of the risks than ever before. Connectivity features such as rollover notification, crash notification and automatic emergency calling can help save lives. And as more and more vehicles come equipped with connectivity features, connected motorcycles will be far more visible to others on the road.

mobile app provides a security alert when the bike is tampered with

Security

Motorcycle theft is a pervasive problem in the United States, with over 40,000 bikes stolen each year. With OneConnect, riders can benefit from real-time tampering alerts, stolen vehicle location tracking, and even the ability to remotely disable the vehicle – providing peace of mind for riders and increased brand reputation for OEMs.

Connectivity is coming to our roads

The shift towards “vehicle-to-everything” (V2X) connectivity on our roads – wherein vehicles can communicate with other vehicles as well as roadside infrastructure – is occurring much faster than most people realize.

Ford has plans to include V2X tech in all its models starting in 2022. GM has committed to expanding its V2X technology to more of its vehicles in 2023. And in April of 2020, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation – a trade association whose members include both tech suppliers and major automakers – announced that the U.S. automotive industry has committed to install at least 5 million pieces of V2X equipment on vehicles and roadway infrastructure by 2025.

Motorcycle riders are poised to benefit significantly from this shift, particularly when it comes to safety. Being part of this connected vehicle ecosystem enables drivers to gain awareness of motorcycles in their vicinity – even if they can’t physically see them.

 

Panasonic & Harley-Davidson

We partnered with Harley-Davidson to create H-D Connect™, a proprietary service that maximizes the rider experience via a mobile phone app and a telematics control unit (TCU) powered by OneConnect®. A standard feature on Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire™, our technology gives riders next-generation convenience and peace of mind.

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