AUDIOMOBILE is at its core a Max/MSP patch(program) that manages the audio playback within the vehicle according to its geographic location. To achieve this, 3 key devices are used: a GPS receiver mounted on the vehicle, a 6-channel audio-interface and a laptop computer to which the 2 other devices are connected. The audio-interface then directly feeds into the 3 onboard amplifiers and consequently the 6 speakers surrounding the passengers.
The software performs 3 key operations: It translates the incoming GPS(longitude/latitude) polar coordinates into simple x/y coordinates conforming with the scale used in Audiomobile. These coordinates are used to identify the location a sound belongs to. There are two types of sounds our software recognizes: "Ambient" sounds and "Trigger" sounds.