This year’s CES shows Aha Radio by Harman making its intrusion into several automakers.
At the 2012 CES, Subaru was the first to introduce the Aha Radio, but Honda was the first automaker which managed to implement it in its all-new 2013 Accord’s HondaLink system. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Aha Radio announced that Chrysler, Ford and Porsche are also introducing the service to their vehicles beginning this year.
What differentiates Aha Radio from other services, is the fact that it uses cloud services allowing both the app and the delivered content to be up-to-date. The Aha Radio offers drivers various features such as podcasts, internet radio, Twitter feeds, Facebook and Yelp restaurant reviews. Updates can be made through the user’s smartphone and more content can be added easily.
Ford will introduce the Aha Radio to its Ford Sync AppLink, Chrysler will add the service to its UConnect Access system in its 2013 Ram pickup and Viper, while Porsche already announced the models to offer the Aha Radio will be the 911, Cayman, Boxter, Panamera and Cayenne. Subaru also brought to the 2013 CES its Starlink connectivity system that includes Aha and which will debut in the 2014 Foresters.