Aha! Harman and Pioneer Update Radio for the Internet Age
Harman's Aha Radio brings social networking into the car with Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Podcasts and more. "It's like an AM radio station about you and your friends" says Pioneer's Harry Kroll.
But that is just the beginning, explains Ted Cardenas, Pioneer's Director of Marketing, as he shows how Aha Radio works on a Pioneer headunit.
Most OEM navigation devices give location recommendations for places all around a driver with no regard for direction. Aha Radiouses algorithms that take into account speed and direction so it only recommends locations in the direction the driver is travelling, so applications like "Hungry" and "Coffee" truly give the driver the most convenient recommendations.
Aha Radio also aggregated podcasts so there is no plugging into a home computer and syncing devices to keep up with current episodes.