Daimler’s smart iPhone app uses Gracenote tech

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Gracenote has announced its MusicID-Stream technology is powering the new smart drive app for the iPhone for smart fortwo owners, representing the world’s first deployment of a streaming music identification solution by an automotive manufacturer (smart is a brand of Daimler AG).

As part of the smart drive app, Gracenote’s technology allows smart fortwo drivers to use their iPhone to identify music playing in their car from any audio source. The app will then return information about the identified track including artist and track name, album cover art and a purchase link for convenient download.

“We are pleased to enable this industry first with our MusicID-Stream technology, particularly in such an innovative and functional system as the smart drive kit for the iPhone,” said Bill Fleck, head of automotive sales, Americas, at Gracenote.

Source: Gracenote.

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