HondaLink will debut this fall on the all-new, ninth-generation 2013 Honda Accord. Honda and Aha previously announced the partnership at CES 2012, and today Honda shared details of the HondaLink platform including Aha via live webcast. A recording will be viewable after the webcast at www.hondanews.com/live/HondaTech.
“We are making Aha’s fourth band of radio ubiquitous so that consumers can listen to the latest Web-based infotainment on any device, whether that be on their smart phone or even in their car” said Robert Acker, Vice President and GM of Aha by Harman. “Through our partnership with Honda, we are helping a global automotive giant deliver the next-generation of infotainment to drivers. Aha continually adds new stations with the latest audio content, and now drivers with HondaLink will benefit from Aha’s expanding infotainment selections for the life of their vehicles.”
How it Works
After downloading the free HondaLink app for iPhone or Android, users can use their phones to select their preset stations from over 30,000 choices. When their smart phone is connected to a compatible Honda entertainment system, the users’ Aha presets become radio preset buttons, so drivers can put down the phone and switch between stations just like traditional radio. When they arrive at their destination and exit the car, users can seamlessly continue enjoying their content with their smart phone.
Aha is a part of HARMAN International (NYSE: HAR) the premium global audio and infotainment group. For more information, images and news, please visit Aha’s online press room.
About Aha by HARMAN
Aha is an interactive service of HARMAN International Industries that makes Web content as easy and safe to use as radio. Aha uses the Harman Cloud Platform to organize content from the Web into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere — at home, on the go, or safely from the driver's seat. By the end of 2013, Aha will be installed into vehicles by more than 10 automotive manufacturers, which in total represent more than 50 percent of all cars sold in the USA/Canada and up to 30 percent in Europe, including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru. The Aha platform and service was started in 2008 in Silicon Valley by a group of Web and multimedia veterans with a shared passion for delivering an "always on" audio experience to connect drivers to the content they really want. HARMAN, the company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, acquired Aha in September 2010. For more information, visit www.aharadio.com or find Aha on Facebook and Twitter.