The connected car continues to pick up speed as Xperi announced two partnerships with its wholly owned subsidiary, DTS. The first is with Radioplayer Worldwide, a streaming radio content aggregation platform. The second is with broadcast software company RCS.
According to Xperi, the Worldwide Radioplayer API builds on the Radioplayer Car upgrade system. The system automatically follows the listener’s favorite stations across DAB, FM, and streaming, as reception varies. As well as enabling “hybrid” switching between broadcast and streaming as reception varies, the new data feed can power next-generation features such as personalized radio recommendations, search results, and catch-up content.
As Xperi elaborates, utilizing an IP connection installed in a vehicle, DTS Connected Radio delivers an analog and digital (DAB and HD Radio) AM/FM experience by pairing broadcast programming with IP-delivered content. DTS Connected Radio aggregates metadata, such as artist and song information, on-air radio program information, station contact information and more, directly from broadcasters around the world to deliver a comprehensive visual experience in the vehicle, according to the company.
Radioplayer Worldwide is a partnership between UK Radioplayer and the countries which have rolled out the Radioplayer model. It was created to explore opportunities for international technological collaboration across radio, the company said.
At the same time, the agreement with RCS, says Xperi, will enable that company to develop and integrate DTS Connected Radio technology into its family of radio automation and production platforms. The DTS Connected Radioplatform will enable broadcasters to deliver new services into connected cars of the future.
RCS has products in more than 14,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and internet stations worldwide.