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reachrkata
reachrkata • Mar 6, 2008

Car Radio Ideas

Hello all,

Me and some colleagues of mine plan to make a presentation in our company sometime in future regarding what consumers would like to have in their Car radio. I would request you all to put forth your wishes. It could be anything from a simple tuner to something crazy and complex like a Wi-Max enabled Video player that can decode mp4, divx, h.264 and anything below the sun.

I shall collect all your ideas until Wednesday, 12th March (i.e next week). Try to put in anything and everything that comes to your mind.

Thanks a lot for all your time and help.

Cheers
Karthik
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 6, 2008
So, I guess we want ideas about the car music/video player, not just a radio, right?

My only* feature request :

Not more than 4 buttons please on the player please! 😁 (My Sony X - Plod has 20,000 buttons on it).

ps: *Will add more later.
friendster7
friendster7 • Mar 6, 2008
how about having radium type of outer look and controlled by remote control.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 7, 2008
Ya know, if you start implementing all kinds of features, you might as well call it a computer 😉 Im sure thats what the future holds.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 7, 2008
ash
Ya know, if you start implementing all kinds of features, you might as well call it a computer 😉 Im sure thats what the future holds.
Actually, that's very true and I thought the same when I read the post. Add all the features and we'll have a small computer instead of a radio player.

Anyway, I've few more feature requests:-

1. The radio should automatically bond with the bluetooth devices / phones. So when my phone rings, the radio should mute OR act as a bluetooth car kit.

2. No doubt, it should bond with ipod & zune.

3. Crazy: It should choose a select a station for me depending on the time or weather 😁

This idea comes from observing my uncle who prefers to listen to classical music in the morning.
reachrkata
reachrkata • Mar 7, 2008
Hi Big K,

1) Already available Check out the Hamburg MP57 radio from Blaupunkt in market.
2) I am pretty sure about ipod, but what is zune ???
3) Really crazy - i can say that for radio stations that support RDS/RBDS, you can search and play stations based on genre (like classical, news, rock, etc). but regarding mp3 songs, browsing based on the id3 tag (which includes the genre) should also be possible. but choosing something automatically seems like AI which is too much for a car radio.

Anyway let the ideas flow !!!!

Karthik
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 7, 2008
reachrkata
Hi Big K,

1) Already available Check out the Hamburg MP57 radio from Blaupunkt in market.
2) I am pretty sure about ipod, but what is zune ???
3) Really crazy - i can say that for radio stations that support RDS/RBDS, you can search and play stations based on genre (like classical, news, rock, etc). but regarding mp3 songs, browsing based on the id3 tag (which includes the genre) should also be possible. but choosing something automatically seems like AI which is too much for a car radio.

Anyway let the ideas flow !!!!

Karthik
Oh I see. Zune is Microsoft's iPod 😁 Check it out on Microsoft's website.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 7, 2008
I like the first feature. Hearing the caller through the car stereo speakers makes an interesting experience!

Make RDS standard too. Preferably with traffic reports and the like 😀
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 7, 2008
ah crap, I didnt see the two new posts 😛

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