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Ford adding iTunes tagging, Internet radio to cars

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Dec 2009 23:23 User comments (2)

Ford adding iTunes tagging, Internet radio to cars Ford will become the first car company to factory-install iTunes-tagging HD radios beginning next year, as well as offering Internet radio through Ford Sync from Bluetooth-streaming smartphones.
Twice explains that the "iTunes tagging radios will bookmark a song heard over an HD Radio FM station for later purchasing and downloading from the iTunes store. Consumers hit the "tag" button on the radio to store the metadata and unique identifier code of up to 100 songs in the radio's memory. The data can be transferred to an iPod docked with the vehicle's Sync system, and when the iPod itself syncs to iTunes via a PC, a list of "tagged" songs appears on the PC for preview, purchase and download."

The radios will be just some of a dozen 3rd party car radios that have iTunes tagging, but none of those come factory installed with any autos.

It is unclear what exact models will get the radios but Ford says "the first vehicles that will feature the new [iTunes tagging] capability will be revealed in early 2010."

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2 user comments

130.12.2009 10:13

That sounds like a great new feature. How many times have you heard a song on the radio that you wanted to download, but you didn't want to write it down. Now you won't forget about it! Of course, it is a great feature for "them" too.

27.1.2011 2:32

Car use in mostly rich man..........
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