Device Lets Drivers Download Podcasts From Dropbox
Automatica plugs into a car’s USB port and downloads any audio files you have on a personal cloud storage service.
European company Inrete has introduced a device that plugs into a car's USB port to give drivers the latest audio files from a personal cloud storage service or podcasts from channels. Automatica creates a local cache of your content and stores 24 hours of audio within the internal flash memory.
It syncs with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or Microsoft SkyDrive and wi-fi connectivity allows for automatic audio content updates, making the latest content always available to users. The device leverages the wi-fi available where you're parked as well as your smartphone wi-fi tethering while driving. Automatica is available for pre-order now via the website for $99. Giorgio Bernardi, president of Inrete, said: