Whether for a short trip to the storage in Battersea, a longer route to or during work, or a long haul on vacation – most drivers use the car radio and today’s various playback options for music files for various reasons. These can be used for your own entertainment or the need for information and are a useful, sometimes very valuable companion feature during the journey.
Advantages of listening to music in the car
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The multifunctional car radios and often integrated navigation devices enable the driver, on one hand, to find out about traffic disruptions using acoustic and visual messages – via a radio station or the display of the navigation system or smartphone. This has the main advantages that it bypasses traffic jams or full closures and thus can contribute to reducing disruptions as well as saving time, fuel, and exhaust gas. In addition, the warnings about high traffic volumes, especially in poor visibility or on slippery roads, minimize the risk of recognizing the end of a traffic jam, which is often difficult to see, or an unsecured accident site too late.
The radio runs almost continuously for the vast majority of drivers, regardless of the time of day and the purpose of the journey. Overall, a scientific analysis has shown that particularly melodic mainstream pop with simple melodies, rhythms, and “classic” stanzas and choruses can relax, stimulate, and have a positive overall effect on the mind. This often means that adults and children alike join the music playing. And that, as is well known, creates feelings of joy.
Listening to the news and music or listening to a radio play mean that longer journeys, in particular, seem entertaining. This is of particular benefit to the front passenger or the other occupants, who often only have the opportunity to simply “sit down” while driving.
Diversity of music through the new media
Since the development of mp3 files and other music formats, more and more diverse players have made it possible to access a previously unimaginable number of songs, albums, and audiobooks while driving. These media not only include sticks, which are rapidly growing in storage space, but also smartphones and tablets.