Continuing with the connected car theme here at CES in Las Vegas, Kenwood is featuring some 40 aftermarket receivers.
Thirteen of those feature HD Radio, and 30 control a Pandora app on a connected smartphone.
The company also is expanding control of the Aha app and introducing control of iHeartradio on mobile phones.
Kenwood broke with tradition at CES this year; instead of featuring a high-end car in the middle of its booth, the receiver manufacturer is highlighting a radio that seems to “do it all”: AM/FM analog, HD Radio, SiriusXM, Aha and Pandora. The DNN990HD has built-in WiFi to connect with Kenwood’s server in the cloud.
The Sync-compatible receiver “allows you to operate apps and cloud-based content” and share content in the vehicle, according to a spokesman.
The bottom line: “Consumers want connectivity,” the spokesman told Radio World.