OneConnect for Motorcycles
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
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.