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Gracenote Enters Its 50 Millionth Car This Month

The provider of in-car entertainment technology is set to hit the significant milestone this month.
Posted Dec 12, 2013
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Gracenote, a provider of music recognition technology,  is integrating its technology and music metadata into its 50 millionth car this month. Among other things, Gracenote allows users to request playback of music with voice commands.

For more than 10 years, Gracenote has worked with automakers and suppliers to pioneer in-car entertainment, starting with first-generation audio systems that were able to identify and rip CDs, to delivering metadata and cover art, one-touch playlisting, and hands-free voice playback of music.

Today, Gracenote helps millions of drivers identify, discover, and connect with the songs and artists they love across leading automotive platforms, from Ford Sync and Chevy MyLink to Toyota Entune and Hyundai BlueLink. 

"This is an important milestone for Gracenote, but is also significant for the broader music industry," said Stephen White, president of Gracenote, in a statement. "Our technology and data power in-car entertainment experiences in virtually every region of the world and point to a larger trend of car owners wanting smart, connected systems on the road. Our goal is to provide a future-proof platform that delivers on the promise of today's infotainment systems, and is also well positioned for tomorrow's entertainment needs."

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