Neil Young's Pono Coming to Tesla & Lincoln Continental Cars | Digital Trends
Well, when we started blogging on TW way back when, we never imagined that we would veer into such esoteric topics as hybrid car technology or Tar Sands or pristine audio or GMO's or whatever Neil's passion of the moment might be.
So once again, here we go with a post that doesn't exactly target the typical TW reader/Neil Young fan (however you may define that aside). That is unless you're in the market for a car with a MSRP of $109,000 or so.
The latest automotive news is that Neil Young's Pono is coming to future Tesla and Lincoln Continental cars via Digital Trends By Nick Jaynes:
Harman has been working to create eerily quiet cabins by installing its sound-cancelling technology into cars. With this revelation, we now know it’s working to do more than alleviate road-caused white noise. It also wants to fill your cabin with high-def music as well.More on Neil Young's PONO and quest for the perfect note.
Perhaps most interesting, though, is the idea that the PonoPlayer’s hi-res music will go hand in hand with Harman’s noise cancelling tech, not only giving users a silent ride, but a cabin that is specifically enhanced to allow the driver to enjoy the precise detail and greater dynamic range afforded by hi-res music. We can only hope the rest of the system components will be up to snuff as well.
While we’re simply speculating at this point, we can imagine that Harman will install Pono’s high-def audio hardware into its in-car sound systems. Together with onboard LTE Wi-Fi, we can imagine owners will also be able to download tracks from the Pono music store directly to their car.