Continental Unveils 21st Century "CB Radio"

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Continental Unveils 21st Century "CB Radio"

Post by MrWeetabix » 04 Apr 2018, 08:33

Found this interesting article..... the CB re-minagined for the digital era?

"Continental's new VoicR application transforms the 40-year-old analog CB radio communication technology into a real-time, ad hoc voice-and location-based digital social network. VoicR enables subscribers to create short voice messages and broadcast them to other nearby users or on personalized “CB” style channels to users worldwide.

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VoicR's “Internet of Everything” (IoE) style publication and subscription network opens up an unlimited number of user-defined channels based on user interests, including friends’ lists, destinations, events, shared interests and specific services. Certain closed channels can also be used for business, public services or governmental use. Subscribers can choose to join public channels and listen to or respond to voice messages about upcoming travel events, conditions and activities. This information and more can be shared far beyond the broadcast range of traditional analog radio to help drivers stay safe and informed about the road ahead with the click of a button.

VoicR supports Bluetooth hands-free operation in vehicle and push-to-talk via the wireless smart button known as Flic button. Continental is also investigating the possible integration with existing CB radios and the implementation of the software into embedded automotive infotainment systems, the use on special products in the area of commercial vehicles, public services and fleet management. With the integration of VoicR on a next-generation fleet management tablet solution like Continental’s Zonar Connect™, the software can even be used to replace old CB radios, add value and offer a smooth and enriched communication between the managers and drivers, the company says."


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Post by 108EH002 » 04 Apr 2018, 15:44

Spend enough on radio,would not pay a subscription fee.....if it can be chipped.....
You can talk worldwide on CB radio = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs.

Prefer subscription free analogue CB.

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Post by The Collector » 04 Apr 2018, 16:34

Bet the bucketmouths/trolls/tw@ts would abuse that for "fun" too.

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Post by currentstatus » 23 May 2018, 07:17

Hmm.. Facebook for CB?
Could this be the next social media?

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Post by Clipper » 23 May 2018, 07:55

Sure that was an April fool..

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Post by MrWeetabix » 23 May 2018, 08:38

Clipper wrote:
23 May 2018, 07:55
Sure that was an April fool..
Well it fooled at least two other sources.....

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 82369.html

https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/busine ... 104899944/

and continental even have a website

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Re: Continental Unveils 21st Century "CB Radio"

Post by Clipper » 23 May 2018, 09:44

MrWeetabix wrote:
23 May 2018, 08:38

Well it fooled at least two other sources.....
I think the VoicR bit's quite plausible (and exciting!) but the integration with old skool CB seems a bit unlikely. I'd like to be proved wrong though :thumbup:

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Post by MrWeetabix » 23 May 2018, 10:06

Clipper wrote:
23 May 2018, 09:44
MrWeetabix wrote:
23 May 2018, 08:38

Well it fooled at least two other sources.....
I think the VoicR bit's quite plausible (and exciting!) but the integration with old skool CB seems a bit unlikely. I'd like to be proved wrong though :thumbup:
Its not that much of a stretch really. I bet a small raspberry pi-type board in a modern radio could handle wifi and provide an interface to configure such a thing. Either Bluetooth to a cellphone or wifi for an internet backhaul and you could pre-program a block of virtual channels on the radio to be a block of internet-based chat rooms. I am thinking of FRN or similar...... I bet someone with sufficient skills could make this a reality. You radio could come with repeater functionality built-in. Connect it to wifi and you're on. It would be the perfect hybrid solution

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Re: Continental Unveils 21st Century "CB Radio"

Post by 108EH002 » 23 May 2018, 11:12

Same crap as Zello,no good to me as it aint "real analogue radio",just use yer phone.....im stuck in the past ;)
You can talk worldwide on CB radio = not 10 - 15 miles,
rsgb are too far up their own @rses to admit it = snobs.

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