UK: Radioplayer has worked hard to forge an industry standard online and are now continuing this important pioneering work in the car. Radioplayer has launched the world’s first voice-controlled hybrid radio adaptor. Radioplayer Car is a ‘smart radio’ system able to switch intelligently between DAB, FM or streaming to find the strongest signal.
Radioplayer Car is professionally fitted behind the car’s current stereo and controlled through the user’s smartphone, safely in a cradle. The voice control system is woken by saying ‘Radioplayer’ and the name of a favourite station, which will then automatically play on DAB, FM or mobile. Station names are announced over the speakers, ensuring there is no need to look at the screen. If the signal varies while driving, Radioplayer Car automatically switches to a different platform, keeping drivers listening via the best method possible.
Radioplayer Car also enables drivers to ‘Bluetooth’ their own smartphone music collections, take hands-free calls, listen safely to inbound text messages and receive instant audio travel news, customised by GPS to their location and direction of travel. The app and the box can both receive updates ‘over the air’, meaning that, even after purchase, Radioplayer Car can be made smarter and smarter.
Radioplayer Car has been developed by Radioplayer, the industry partnership between the BBC and commercial radio which was established in 2011 to make listening to the radio easier on connected devices. The hardware is manufactured under licence by market-leading supplier of car audio interfaces, Connects2.
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