All functionality of the app is operated through a combination of voice input and a 4-way toggle switch located on the left handlebar, allowing the rider to safely store their smartphone in a pocket and remain fully connected.
Developed by Honda, the Honda RoadSync app will be rolled out across Europe, starting from December 2020 with availability in the UK, with EU countries to follow in 2021. The proprietary Honda technology can be further developed, in the future, by Honda in response to evolving needs of customers.
For full details of the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system and Honda RoadSync app, please visit www.honda.co.uk/HondaSmartphoneVoiceControlsystem
Below are the main details of the functions available on the app:
Google Maps provides the navigation base for Honda RoadSync. The directions are given to the rider by voice communication. 5 pre-set favourite places can be stored. There is also the option to set a destination through voice commands.
5 frequent contacts can be stored; contacts can be selected by voice-search. For incoming calls, the system voices the name of the caller to the rider.
There are 5 default Quick Messages stored, which can be changed to personalised messages. Riders can voice-search a contact, then voice-input an SMS message to be sent in text form. Incoming messages are converted to voice feedback. Supported message apps include WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Riders can pre-select a favourite music app (Google Play Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc) in the Honda RoadSync settings before setting off on their ride.
The day’s local weather forecast can be checked for the following hour, 3 hours or 5 hours ahead. When using Navigation a detailed forecast for the rider’s destination is also available.