In today’s day and age, it seems like if you’re not connected to social networks all the time, then you might miss out on something big. To facilitate this constant need for contact, Aha has partnered with Porsche so that you stay connected even while driving. Aha is a unit of Harman International Industries that converts web content into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere. Started in 2008 in Silicon Valley, Aha was a concept created by web and multimedia veterans to ensure that you remain connected safely. Porsche offers Aha as part of their new online services option, which organizes and integrates your web content between your phone and your car. The process is started by downloading an Aha radio app on your Apple iOS or Android device, which then works with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system to stream content from the web into the radio-like format.
With this incredible new feature, Porsche owners will have access to on-demand music, entertainment, news, sports, Internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. They will also have access to over 30,000 stations, read aloud access to social networks, traffic and weather reports, and personalized restaurant recommendations. One of the most interesting features is the Google POI search, which allows you to do an online point of interest search and input it directly into the PCM with a simple press of a button.
Porsche has already started producing vehicles equipped with the online services option; it is also available as a stand-alone option in the United States for $210. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Porsche will have a Cayenne GTS equipped with Aha for demonstrations to the media.