Alpine HDDOur sibling site Autoblog has some interesting info on the potential for voice recognition software being built  into aftermarket car stereos. Gracenote, an online music database company which delivers the metadata to a lot of MP3 software out there, is working on a new system that could allow drivers to scan through a car-based music hard drive and play requested music just by asking for it. Don't get too excited, though—the company is still developing the tools needed to recognize commands relating to music in the same way current navigation systems decipher spoken directions. 

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