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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Connected Cars


Last week, car makers and broadcasters and other audio providers met in Detroit for the DASH conference to talk about connected cars. One of the organizers was radio consultant Fred Jacobs, whose company also makes apps for stations to stream their audio. He joined me on America Weekend to explain how the hardware in the car is changing to give you more content options at the touch of a button -- a revolution that radio providers have to understand or be left behind. We discussed the safety issues of in-dash screens, getting used to our cars talking back to us, and why the car companies aren't developing common standards for the interfaces.

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