Volkswagen UK and dance music act Underworld have produced a smartphone app titled ‘Play the Road’ and subtitled ‘Driving music reinvented’ – the way you drive generates the music you listen to in your car. The driving speed, engine RPM, acceleration, steering and GPS location parameter are used to generate the music in real time.
The data is collected from the Volkswagen GTI’s onboard computer and is combined with sensory data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and GPS of the smartphone.
Currently the app isn’t available for purchase, Volkswagen is using the app as a basis of a competition where drivers can enter to compose music by driving around a special course.
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