Driving to a different tune with Soundtracks

Are you about ready to throw your car stereo in the trash? You’re about to be. Students Robbin Ingvarsson and Waldemar Wegelin have designed what they hope to be the next revolution in in-car audio – and from the looks of things, they’ve pretty much got it in the bag.

Soundtracks is a system that takes input from your car to design on the fly a soundtrack that reacts according to the action on the road, as well as the environment in which you’re driving. The resulting synaesthetic experience is nothing short of brilliant

What about your favourite tunes? Surely you’re not going to throw your classic jams out for this procedurally-generated ballyhoo, are you? Soundtracks has you covered there, too, as Ingvarsson and Wegelin are getting into talks with big names like Daft Punk and the Arcade Fire to produce custom soundtracks for the system.

Could we be witnessing the revolution? We just might be.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Cute but it wouldn’t be long before that song would drive me crazy–literally.

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    Why does the night music sound like the theme to Knightrider?

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