The product is meant to mount behind the dashboard, and is simply a digital add-on for older car stereos, offering DAB, FM and streaming of live radio. The product idea wasannounced nearly two years ago at the Next Radio conference; Radioplayer Managing Director Michael Hill now says the device will be available this quarter. (Check out this�demo video�of the product, filmed in 2014.)�
Radioplayer launched �service-following� between internet streaming and DAB signals on the LG Stylus 2 DAB-equipped smartphone earlier in the year. If the DAB signal is lost, the phone automatically switches to IP � and then back again to DAB when the signal improves.
The Radioplayer Car product device provides further services to the driver as well, including text-to- speech conversion for the reading of text messages, and (of course) travel information.
�Radioplayer Car is designed to keep radio front and center in the car. Around 20% of all radio listening occurs in the car in the UK: that figure rises to around 50% in many other countries, including the US, Australia and many parts of central Europe,� according to Cridland.��