Just as it sounds, ‘Soundtrack My Life’ is a very unique dynamic audio-musical experience that the Porsche Digital team is currently cooking right now…
This is basically a music-driven system being designed by boys and girls from Stuttgart that’s supposed to change and adjust to your driving style, and possibly soon, even adapt to the route taken or mood of the person driving as well!
The ‘Soundtrack My Life’ project works something like game music – amping up the intensity depending on the “acceleration, speed and centrifugal forces in the car” – according to Porsche. But the system isn’t just a playlist of songs from streaming services, it also features original samples and snippets of music combined by an algorithm to match your driving! You get to pick the style of music you want, then the system starts to play the music.
“The complexity of what comes to the ear is one-to-one dependent on how they drive,” revealed Porsche Digital’s Norman Friedenberger. “How fast they drive, and how hard they accelerate and brake.” Once you slow down or stop, the music goes downtempo to match.
The idea is not to replace regular streaming but to give drivers another option. One advantage is that the system would play something original every time and could keep generating “new” music theoretically forever. “That’s what’s so exciting for the driver. They experience a new soundtrack every time. The format promises a long-lasting listening experience, at least three to five times longer than with linear music,” said Friedenberger.
So far, ‘Soundtrack My Life’ is still in an experimental phase and Porsche has not yet decided whether to put it into production just yet. However, the automaker is currently in the process of testing the system in vehicles as well as creating an “overall experience” that the owners of its cars can enjoy.