New Cloud-Based Infotainment System for Honda
Honda finally gave an official confirmation today about their new infotainment system. It is called HondaLink and it is going to be featured in the new 2013 Accord. This cloud based connectivity system will be featuring Aha radio made by Harman. The new midsize Sedan has shown no sign of a launch till autumn; however the Japanese automaker is very keen on launching a new model by introducing the company’s most long-running deficiency, the connectivity. The cloud based radio content service called Aha radio makes use of the driver’s smartphone data connection for streaming through the vehicle’s audio system.
The interface uses a radio station model, with users creating content presets. This web based infotainment provides an array of entertainment and information. You can listen to your favorite collection of music, choose your favorite books and the radio will read it out for you. If you are someone who likes to keep yourself updated with the news, then this service gives you the access to your favorite news channel. What if you are driving in a new city and you feel like having a steaming cup of coffee? Aha will guide you with the first coffee shop in your direction.
Apart from all these contents, Aha will also let the drivers listen to their Facebook and Twitter feeds. In short, in the comfort of your car you get to enjoy personalized web content which is accessible through voice recognition, steering wheel mounted controls and in-dash audio system controls. At present Honda has released only a video which is more of a commercial, further details are expected in coming days. This new infotainment feature can either take Honda to the prime slot or leave them where Ford had been three years back.