Digital media leader Gracenote made public today that they have released a new smart drive app for iPhone to be used by smart fortwo owners. According to Gracenote officials, their latest release, named MusicID-Stream, signifies the world’s first deployment of streaming music identification solution by a car manufacturer. Making use of audio waveform technology, MusicID can recognize individual songs or albums that are in a user’s collection no matter what source, format or tag information. Based on the company’s statement, the MusicID-Stream gives access to Gracenote’s audio waveform fingerprinting and search technology as well as the biggest comprehensive media database in the world, the Gracenote Global Media Database. The outcome is a powerful solution for partners that can be distributed on a mobile handset or direct to the car’s head unit.
The latest app lets smart fortwo users to connect via their iPhone and determine the track information which includes the artist and track name, album cover art and a purchase link for an easy download. By using an integrated web radio function, users can now listen to their choice local and foreign radio stations and podcasts any time of the day. According to the Head of Automotive Sales, Americas – at Gracenote, Bill Fleck, they are very happy to pioneer the MusicID-Stream technology, most especially the innovative and functional smart drive kit for iPhone. The MusicID-Stream is an excellent and quick music ID system that allows smart fortwo users to enjoy and obtain music in their car in a truly innovative fashion.