The scalable Android Automotive OS enables access to on-board apps and services, including Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store. Radioline says its Hybrid Radio app integrates into this environment to offer a “seamless experience” between FM, DAB+, HD Radio, IP stations and podcasts.
This means users can now access international and local programs, via catalogs and a search engine. They can also locate stations, shows or podcasts saved in their “favorites” list. In addition, the content displays EPG and metadata, offering information like names of shows, presenters and albums.
“This is very exciting opportunity for Panasonic Automotive to demonstrate our competencies in leading edge tuner performance on Android Automotive OS,” said Yoshi Nakao, President Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe.
Radioline has also developed a Full IP radio app (IP content only) that’ll be available in the Google Play Store for Android Automotive OS-powered vehicles. It says some 90,000 radios and podcasts from 130 countries are available on the service.