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Volvo Bows Backseat Wireless Entertainment System

11 Feb, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Volvo Cars of North America Feb. 11 at the Chicago Auto Show unveiled the industry's first Internet-connected touch screen rear seat entertainment system with Windows XP, WiFi and a 500G hard drive.

The RSEi-500 system, which is scheduled for launch in June on various Volvo models, allows users to surf the Internet, access email, download music, and watch mobile TV and videos.

Incorporating Gracenote technology, users can display cover art, synopses and cast details for DVD movies, explore additional video content online and have a celebrity artist voice of choice interact with the user while listening to music.

The system can also identify and retrieve information for music currently playing on the AM/FM/Satellite radio and then download those tracks directly.

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