Audio-on-demand company Acast to curate in-car audio

The mobile podcast hub teams with Ford so drivers can curate their commute. 

Ford has announced that the mobile app from audio-on-demand podcast app Acast will be made available to drivers.

The technology offers offline downloads and an intelligent recommendation engine analyses commute times to suggest podcasts which best fit journey length, so commuters can tailor their drive.

Acast was one of the winners of Ford’s 2017 “Make it Driveable” Paris AppLink Challenge, a start-up focused event to help companies develop ideas that make journeys better.

Ford also confirmed that the following apps will be coming soon to AppLink:

• BPme – find BP petrol stations and pay for fuel from the comfort of your car
• Radioplayer – from next month, discover and stream favourite radio shows, podcasts
• Cisco WebEx – safely join and participate in meetings on the go with voice commands 

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