In the quest of automakers and car infotainment system manufacturers to take customers' infotainment experience to the next level, Hyundai Motor America and HARMAN have recently announced the integration of Aha Radio service into the 2015 Genesis, a luxury sedan set to launch spring this year. The app, which will be part of the next-gen infotainment systems also launching in the sedan, will enable US drivers to access over 100,000 news, entertainment and music stations as well as location-based services in an intuitive manner with the use of their connected iPhone.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will bring not just a new look, but a new infotainment option in the form of Aha Radio integration.
According to the press release from Hyundai, the automaker chose to integrate the Aha Radio service into Genesis to give its U.S. drivers the ability to access over 100,000 music, entertainment and news stations as well as location-based services in an intuitive manner using their connected iPhone .
Going through Aha Radio, it aggregates a heck of a lot of online-only radio stations, from all formats and across the globe.
LAS VEGAS — Not that long ago, a telephone meant a black two-piece unit with a handset and a rotary dial. Nowadays, the telephone has been completely redefined as a smartphone capable of performing an exponentially expanding array of tasks.
Similarly, the automobile is being redefined in its second century as not necessarily a “smart car” (that name is taken), but as something of a rolling infotainment machine.
A CES Innovation Award winner was the Aha in-dash cloud-based entertainment interface. According to the developer, Harman Industries, Aha provides access to more than 600 free radio stations, 40,000-plus entertainment choices and more than 10 million songs. Among its offerings are podcasts, sports events, e-book readers and newscasts.
Aha has made impressive progress as a branded app winning deals for OEM implementation. But with its new location-enhanced advertising test, Aha is showing the way toward a white label future as an alternative to Apple- and Google-centric...
Harman’s Aha Radio and location-based advertising firm Placecast are testing out a new ad format on vehicles embedded with Aha’s internet radio and content streaming system, which includes several newer Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Porsche vehicle models.
HARMAN’s Aha radio is a radio app that’s also embedded in smart dashboards in cars. The company has announced that it has done a deal with Placecast to bring geofenced offers and ads to Aha’s in-dash/in-car experience. Quiznos is the first advertiser on board.
Aha by HARMAN and Placecast have begun testing a new in-car advertising solution that delivers what both companies are calling, "relevant, real-time promotional offers," to consumers based on the vehicle’s location. It's the first time Placecast’s geofencing technology is being deployed in a vehicle. Quiznos is the first brand to activate promotional offers using the new service, which will roll out this month as part of a nationwide pilot program.
Aha is a 2014 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree
STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN, the award-winning maker of outstanding audio and entertainment solutions, announced today that eight new products have been named CES Innovation Award winners for 2014. The awards were presented by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), producer of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. Products from HARMAN’s JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity, AKG, and Aha brands were recognized for outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics.