CCM+E Expands iHeartRadio Dashboard Footprint
The International CES convention opens tomorrow, and Clear
Channel has announced several “automotive integrations” for iHeartRadio at the
show. Its digital radio service will now be available as OEM gear in new Jaguar
Land Rover, Volvo and Kia vehicles.
is emphasizing that the auto integrations use simple, “made-for-driving”
features like big text and touch “targets,” intuitive menus and night-sensitive
This year, iHeartRadio will be available in Jaguar
Land Rover vehicles that have Bosch SoftTec’s InControl Apps platform; in Volvo
vehicles equipped with Sensus Connect; and in Kia vehicles with UVO.
The company also noted an expanding relationship with platform
provider Bosch SoftTec “to extend iHeartRadio’s in-vehicle reach with support
for cross-OEM platforms.” And it said it plans an auto-focused demo in
partnership with QNX Software Systems, but didn’t give details.
The app is also available in certain Chrysler, Ford, GM, Lexus, Lincoln,
Nissan and Toyota vehicles, plus “after-market” head units from Clarion, JVC,
Kenwood and Pioneer.