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Gracenote makes radio in your car smarter


NewsHubAt CES, Gracenote showed how its radio base includes GPS location and signal-reach information
Faced with streaming audio services, it might seem like the days of broadcast radio are over, but music tagging company Gracenote says that 80 percent of drivers still listen to FM. At CES 2017 , Gracenote showed how it could use GPS, its own music fingerprint technology, and its database of radio stations to improve the listening experience.
For years, Gracenote catalogued music, developing a huge database that includes what it calls a “fingerprint” for every song. Gracenote uses this fingerprint to identify a song from any audio stream. For its radio demo, the system could identify the song playing from any radio station, supplying additional information, such as artist, album and genre.

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