Sharing on the Highway: Roadcasting


Students at Carnegie Mellon apparently commissioned by an as-yet-unnamed major automaker (GM?) have come up with a new file-sharing concept: Roadcasting. Allowing people in nearby vehicles to share their songs and podcasts with you via Wi-Fi or other wireless technology, the roadcasting device (roadcaster?), uses filters to determine what it thinks you'll like and cues it up right quick-like. But (and it's a but on the order of that one Queen 7" with the girl on the bicycle on the cover) what if the system goes bad and decides you only like the Dave Matthews Band? Further development is needed.

New 'roadcasting' concept allows music sharing in and between cars [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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