TORINO, Italy – Inrete, a company with a focus on Internet services for the automotive industry has introduced Automatica, a device that plugs into a vehicle’s USB without additional modifications and provides users the latest music or audiobook straight from a personal cloud storage service and podcast channels via the Automatica website.
Automatica is read by the vehicle’s infotainment system just like a USB memory stick. It creates a local cache of your contents and stores 24 hours of audio within the internal flash memory (expandable with microSD slot).
Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or Microsoft SkyDrive users get updates straight to the USB device so the latest content will always be readily available.
Once the Wi-Fi is set up, there’s no need to connect the device to a computer to update, the Wi-Fi connectivity allows for automatic audio content updates. The device leverages the Wi-Fi available where you’re parked as well as your smartphone Wi-Fi tethering while driving.
“This plug and play device allows for users that have a USB port in their vehicle to enjoy instant audio content – without any further modifications to the vehicle.” states Giorgio Bernardi, President of Inrete. “Our goal is to simplify this process by making it easy to use, yet make it personal for each user with our online interface”.
Automatica is available now via their website $99 USD. For more information, visit www.automaticaweb.com.