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Radioplayer Car brings voice control, streaming and intelligent signal switching

With voice control being the hot new thing, radio heads will be happy to hear that the first 'smart radio' system has just launched. The system will automatically switch between DAB, FM or streaming radio, depending on which is the strongest signal at the time.

Developed by Radioplayer, which is a collaboration between the BBC and commercial radio stations, 'Radioplayer Car' is a box that is fitted behind your dashboard, and connects into the auxiliary input of your existing car radio.

Using the free app, you can then connect your iOS or Android smartphone to the box, allowing you to control the system with your voice.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.