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Podcasts played through car audio

Alex Barnett reports USB for your car is coming.

Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, is thus making the USB connection an option on its Golf, Golf Plus and Touran models in December and on remaining models next year.

Just plug your device into a built-in console in the center armrest. The option comes in two varieties, one for the iPod, another for other USB-based players. Up to six of the player’s folders will be displayed on the car stereo system, and the radio buttons can be used to scan, search or shuffle your mix.

The setup will cost $240.

Just think, prospective clients playing your law podcasts with your name and title of podcast appearing in the digital display on their radio display. And I can remember getting fm stations in cars being a big deal.