Using a cool new innovation from Porsche.
Porsche revealed a new infotainment system earlier this month, packed with a ton of cool new features. Among the system's new abilities, the "Soundtrack My Life" feature is the most unique. The infotainment system will analyze your driving pattern, speed, time of day, and surroundings to create a customized instrumental soundtrack for the journey. Since Bentley and Porsche are both a part of the Volkswagen Group and use a similar infotainment system in the dash, the former now has this cool new feature.
Partnering with industry experts LifeScore, Bentley introduces its new "adaptive music" feature. As with Porsche, the system uses artificial intelligence to compose a soundtrack for a drive. Bentley says it will use complex algorithms to craft music ranging from relaxed grand touring to energetic.
The music you'll hear comes from world-class musicians using contemporary and classical instruments, recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios. Each audio element was recorded using fully ambisonic (sphere surround sound) with 50 microphones to ensure it will work with all future formats. Bentley says there are 100 billion possible unique music tracks for a 60-minute drive, more than the number of stars in the galaxy, so we doubt you will hear the same music twice. The musicians created building blocks (cells) of raw musical material, which the car then combines in real-time to create a unique track.
Of course, if you are driving a vehicle like the 2021 Bentley Flying Spur, you can enjoy this impressive feature from the driver's seat or the rear accommodations on the stellar 21-speaker Naim audio system with 2,200 watts.
Bentley programmed several modes into the system, including Cocoon mode and Enhanced driving mode. The former evolves slowly when driving through town, then builds into a deep, calming melody as the car reaches its cruising speed. The latter is more reactive, sensing transmission changes, acceleration, and torque to link the music to your driving style. In addition to the company's current products, Bentley says the data from this feature will help develop the audio system for the company's first electric vehicle.