Move aside, James Corden! Carpool karaoke system links your car speakers to a MICROPHONE and gives passengers a choice of 100,000 songs to sing along to on road trips
- Carpool karaoke system was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show
- It links your car speakers to a microphone and connects to an app
- There, you can browse through 100,000 song options from 25 languages
From Adele to Harry Styles, many of the biggest names in the music industry have joined James Corden in his car for his famous Carpool Karaoke.
But the segment, which is part of The Late Late Show, could soon be available to everyone, thanks to a new car system.
Karaoke company The Singing Machine Company has joined forces with tech firm Stingray to launch the world’s first full-integrated carpool karaoke system.
The system, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, links your car speakers to a microphone and gives passengers a choice of 100,000 songs to sing along to during road trips.
Karaoke company The Singing Machine Company has joined forces with tech firm Stingray to launch the world’s first full-integrated carpool karaoke system
From Adele to Harry Styles, many of the biggest names in the music industry have joined James Corden in his car for his famous Carpool Karaoke
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Gary Atkinson, CEO of Singing Machine, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be working with our longtime strategic partner, Stingray, to create the world’s first in-vehicle karaoke solution for the global market.
‘This launch represents a key shift in our product strategy, offering auto manufacturers a chance to integrate a new immersive karaoke experience within their product lineup.’
The system gives passengers access to 100,000 songs across 25 languages, which they can browse for by title, artist, lyrics or genre.
It connects to an accompanying Passenger App, where users can queue up to 100 songs, and skip, rewind or fast-forward songs.
They can also toggle background videos on or off and choose whether to sing along with or without lead vocals.
‘We understand the desire among drivers for new in-car entertainment experiences,’ said Eric Boyko, President, Co-founder, and CEO of Stingray.
‘Karaoke is the perfect product to demonstrate high-fidelity audio and video experiences available for electric and next-generation vehicles today.
The system connects to an accompanying Passenger App, where users can queue up to 100 songs, and skip, rewind or fast-forward songs
‘We’re excited to continue to partner with Singing Machine to bring this new solution to the automotive market while expanding our brand presence worldwide.’
It remains unclear how much the system will cost or when it will become available.
The carpool karaoke system is just one of thousands of weird and wonderful gadgets unveiled at CES this week.
During the event, we’ve also seen a supermarket gadget that can reveal if fruit has gone off in under a second, a ‘smartwatch’ with a gemstone in place of a display, and a colour-changing car concept.
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CES 2023: Supermarket gadget can reveal if bananas and avocados have gone off in under a second
Shoppers will no longer have to squeeze their fruit and veg in British supermarkets to guess how ripe it is, thanks to technology being showcased at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
Three of the UK’s biggest retailers are in talks to install new state-of-the-art scanners that predict the shelf life to within a day.
Customers will be able to simply pick up an item – such as an avocado or mango – and put it under a machine that scans it with an infra-red beam.
In under a second, a screen above will flash up with a score out of a 100 revealing how ripe it is and estimate the number of days until it goes off.
Three of the UK’s biggest retailers are in talks to install new state-of-the-art scanners that predict the shelf life to within a day. Pictured, what the product will look like in shops
Dutch company OneThird say their invention will stop the huge levels of food waste that cost retailers and consumers billions of pounds every year globally.
The ‘ripeness checker’ will be used for soft, exotic, and stone fruit and vegetables, which are particularly prone to spoilage.
Using infra-red, the machine scans the product on a molecular level, for example its water, sugar, and starch content.
Sophisticated AI then compares this to hundreds of thousands of other examples on its database and see how similar items fared.
The accuracy of the machine – which is expected to be able to predict the shelf life of ten fruit and vegetables by the end of the year – depends on what is being tested.
For avocados, a score will appear on the screen from zero to 100 – with those scoring over 70 likely to go off in four to five days for example and those in the mid-range around two to three days.
For strawberries however the machine will be able to narrow its estimate down to a day.
OneThird founder Marco Snikkers told the Daily Mail they were in talks with three major British retailers to install the machines, though he would not reveal exactly who.
But he said all were already using the machines in their supply chains.
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