The text-based Journaline digital radio information service made its debut in a multiplatform implementation during the Summer Olympics.
The system was integrated into select Audi shuttle vehicles used in Beijing, providing passengers and drivers with up-to-date information in the form of a “sports and newsticker.”
With Journaline, users can access current news information and track live sporting results directly from an in-car module with text-to-speech presentation or from a portable receiver with text presentation.
The Journaline data service is based on a standard internationally accepted by the WorldDMB forum in September 2007. It is currently broadcast as part of DAB/T-DMB and DRM digital radio transmissions; however, it is suitable for virtually any broadcast platform due to its low data capacity consumption.
Journaline project partners include Audi, Fraunhofer IIS, Thomson, NXP Semiconductors, Atmel and Microtune.