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UK Radio Industry launches hybrid system including tailored traffic news

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The UK Radio company Radioplayer, which is co-owned by the BBC and leading Commercial Radio stations, has launched its Radioplayer Car hybrid service, complete with on-demand location-specific traffic information.

The world’s first voice-controlled hybrid radio adaptor offers an easy upgrade for car stereos and is a ‘smart radio’ system, able to switch intelligently between DAB, FM or streaming, to find the strongest signal.

Radioplayer Car includes an instant audio travel news service, customised by GPS to their location and direction of travel.  The information is collated by information company Travel for Media from a wide and growing range of publicly-available sources across Great Britain.

A demonstration of the whole innovative service is here, with the traffic around 90 seconds in.

(Editor’s Note – Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton is co-owner of Travel for Media, traffic supplier to Radioplayer Car)

 
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