Captioned radio demonstrated in the US

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 14:42pm

NPR Labs has developed a prototype car dashboard which provides captioned digital radio. It was demonstrated to US government officials on Monday, 19 July, as part of events marking the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NPR’s device delivers a real-time transcript of the audio being broadcast. As it would be unsafe for drivers to see this, the device has a dual screen. The driver sees GPS navigational maps, while the passenger can read the radio captions.

NPR Labs is a not-for-profit broadcast technology research and development centre. For more information on captioned radio, see the Radio World website.

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