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Panasonic and Harley-Davidson pioneer H-D Connect for 2020

Harley-Davidson and tech giant Panasonic launch H-D Connect aimed at providing riders with an interactive service through mobile and app services

THE Panasonic OneConnect service works alongside the latest version of the Harley-Davidson App and the new Harley-Davidson Connect service.

H-D Connect service is a standard feature for 2020 Touring (except Road King®/S and Electra Glide® Standard models), Tri Glide Ultra, and CVO models, as well as Harley-Davidson's newly released LiveWire electric motorcycle.

Together, these systems introduce subscription-based cellular connectivity to equipped Harley-Davidson motorcycles to keep riders connected to their motorcycle through their smart phone.

The service uses Panasonic's OneConnect allows riders to view key vehicle health information by connecting with the machine via the Bluetooth receiver. There is also the ability to check on the status of the bikes security systems, much in the same way as the MyEnergica and Zero SR/F app do.

What is Harley-Davidson's HD-Connect?

Motorcycle status:

With H-D Connect service and the H-D App, the motorcycle owner will be able to check key vehicle health information on the H-D App at any time. Information includes, battery charge status or fuel level, available range, tire pressure (on TPMS-equipped models), ride mode (on equipped models), odometer, and riding statistics. LiveWire model owners can use the H-D App to search for, and navigate to, compatible charge station locations, and while charging, view time to completion and receive charging alerts without having to physically be near the motorcycle.

Tamper alerts and stolen vehicle tracking service:

To help ensure that an owner's bike is safe and secure, the H-D Connect service indicates the location of the parked motorcycle on a map in the Harley-Davidson App at any time and in any location where sufficient cellular coverage is available. H-D Connect™ service will send an alert to the owner's phone if the security system is activated when the motorcycle has been bumped or is being tampered with. Another alert will be sent to the owner's phone if the motorcycle is moved out of the geo-fenced area, and GPS-enabled stolen-vehicle tracking provides peace of mind should the owner need to locate their motorcycle. 

Service reminders and notifications:

Automated reminders about upcoming vehicle service requirements and other proactive vehicle care notifications will be provided to the rider through the H-D App.

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