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WorldDMB continues work with the international automotive industry

ISSUE 17 VW dabWorldDMB Car Manufacturers Workshops The next European WorldDMB Car Manufacturer’s workshop which will be held in Germany in May 2012.

This year’s event will once again give car manufacturers information on how to take digital radio to the consumer in each market. It will also offer the digital radio industry a chance to network with the car industry and to discuss options for new services to air.

This year there are also plans for a Car Manufacturers Workshop in Japan. Contact the WorldDMB Project Office for more information.

Car news in brief…

-Toyota provides traffic and travel information using the DAB digital tuner alongside in-vehicle navigation systems using the TPEG standard – UK

-Lexus join Audi and BMW in offering DAB+ digital radio in its GS range – Australia
-Promotion at UK’s leading in-car products retailer, Halfords, offers free DAB digital radio fittings – UK

-Norddeutscher Rundfunk has expanded its digital radio programming with a new music service ‘NDR Music Plus’ and traffic information – Germany

-DAB goes electric as Vauxhall offers DAB in its Ampera electric car now on sale – UK

-ARD and commercial broadcasters to launch new station in Q1 2012 giving traffic warnings to motorists – Germany

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