Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gracenote Brings Voice Activated, Mood-Based Music to AppLink Users

Gracenote Brings Voice Activated, Mood-Based Music to AppLink Users
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich - Gracenote developers are giving drivers the opportunity to have a unique music experience while driving. This company is bringing a voice activated,  mood-based music application to Ford SYNC® AppLink users. 

The HABU Music smartphone app will be available for Ford SYNC® AppLink equipped vehicles. Using simple voice commands, the app makes it easy to listen to different music collections. Drivers can enjoy any playlist to fit their mood, without having to recall a specific artist or track name.

HABU takes advantage of all of the metadata that Gracenote provides to analyze music collections and arrange songs based on their mood characteristics. There are 25 moods that songs are categorized into and can be retrieved by simple voice commands. Drivers can tap into automatically generated playlists with the press of the SYNC button on the steering wheel. While pressing the SYNC button and saying "Play relaxing", "Play happy", or whatever their mood may be, songs in the related category will play.

Some of the moods and synonyms drivers can request are:

  • Happy, party, excited, euphoric
  • Wild, rowdy, loud
  • Cool, funky, hip
  • Peaceful, calming, calm, soothing, relaxing, sleepy
  • Dark, solemn, sad, somber
  • Empowering, empowered, inspirational, uplifting

Drivers can keep focus on the road while also enjoy a larger variety of music with the voice-activated, mood-based music application to Ford SYNC® AppLink users. You will find that the SYNC AppLink is available on more than 1.5 million Ford vehicles including Fiesta, Mustang, Edge, Explorer, Flex, Expedition, Transit Connect, Fusion, Taurus, F-150, Super Duty, Focus, E-Series and C-MAX hybrids.

The Ford SYNC® AppLink is going to offer so many exciting apps that users can take advantage of. Does your vehicle offer this awesome technology? If not, stop by Roy O'Brien and see the variety of vehicles we have to offer with the Ford SYNC® AppLink option. Roy O'Brien Ford is your local Ford Dealership Serving Southfield, MI. We are happy to provide those in Southfield and surrounding areas with exceptional dealership services.

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