CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 – HARMAN and Hyundai Motor America today announced the 2015 Genesis will offer the Aha Radio service in the North American market. Aha Radio will be a part of the next-generation infotainment systems also debuting in the 2015 Genesis. Hyundai Motor America has integrated 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.
“We are delighted to have Aha Radio featured in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis as part of our new infotainment systems. These next-generation systems are much more intuitive for our customers who already use their smartphones to enhance various aspects of their lives,” said Cason Grover, senior group manager of cross-carline product planning at Hyundai Motor America. “The new infotainment systems in Genesis represent Hyundai’s latest approach to in-vehicle technology and Aha Radio further enhances the Hyundai ownership experience.”
Aha Radio delivers Web-based entertainment and information in vehicles using a radio-like format familiar to drivers. With Aha Radio, Hyundai drivers can access their favorite podcasts, radio stations, news, entertainment, audiobooks, music, Facebook and Twitter feeds. Aha also includes personalized location-based services such as weather and fuel prices, as well as searches for nearby restaurants, hotels, parks and coffee shops. Aha Radio will seamlessly deliver content from around the world to Genesis drivers.
“Our partnership with Hyundai reflects a common goal to create innovative solutions for the connected car that remain intuitive to use for drivers,” said David Slump, executive vice president at HARMAN and president of its automotive services. “Aha Radio will not only deliver on demand global audio entertainment in the car, but will also enhance the overall user experience and dashboard interface for the connected Hyundai driver.”
Aha Radio is a part of HARMAN International (NYSE: HAR) the premium global audio and infotainment group. For more information, images and news, please visit the Aha Radio online press room.
About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the twelve months ended September 30, 2013. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR. Please visit www.harman.com for more information.
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* The number of stations available on Aha will vary based on country of use.
Darrin Shewchuk for HARMAN
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