Aha by HARMAN has announced new automotive and content partnerships that will bring web-connected infotainment safely to millions of drivers, right through the radio.
Honda and Subaru are currently working with Aha to integrate with the Aha platform starting with model year 2013 vehicles. Kenwood has also announced that it will begin shipping Aha-integrated aftermarket head units this Spring. Honda, Subaru and Kenwood customers will be able to access all of Aha’s stations right from the car’s infotainment system.
A number of other car manufacturers are integrating Aha but have yet to make announcements.
Aha also announced partnerships with top content providers to expand Aha’s platform to tens of thousands of personalized, web-enabled stations that cover everything from music, news and social streams to travel and audiobooks.
Aha and CBS Radio jointly announced a partnership that will bring CBS’s stations to drivers and other users of the Aha Radio platform. This partnership allows Aha Radio to distribute CBS Radio content via mobile devices and directly into vehicles.
CBS Radio will join a wide breadth of content already available on Aha including Slacker, Facebook, and Twitter. Aha has also recently signed content deals with NPR, Entertainment Radio Network, MOG, Rhapsody, and AOL SHOUTcast Radio, which will become available this year.
In total these new partnerships expand Aha’s offerings from hundreds of stations to tens of thousands of personalized stations.
In addition to the content and car deals, Aha has also announced that it will launch a new Android app and update its iPhone app in the first quarter of 2012.