Listen to keynotes from WorldDAB Automotive 2017

In Munich last month, speakers from automotive manufacturers, regulators and the broadcast industry gathered to discuss the widespread adoption of DAB radio in the car.

Across Europe there is a growing recognition by national and European policymakers, media regulators and public and commercial broadcasters that DAB digital radio is the future core platform for radio.

The message from all speakers was that it’s more important than ever for the automotive industry to fully embrace DAB radio, ensuring cars have both FM and digital radio capabilities to deliver the best experience for drivers across the continent.

At the event, new research into the user experience of in-car digital radio was announced by the WorldDAB Automotive User Experience Group. The research asked consumers how easy it is to find and start the DAB radio and search for stations, along with their understanding of DAB terminology and services. The press release can be found here.

Keynote speakers in Munich included;

  • Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB
  • Siegfried Schneider, President of the Landesmedienanstalten (DLM), the ‘Director’s Conference of the German Media Authorities’
  • Nathalie Wappler Hagen, Chair of ARD Radio Committee, Germany
  • Ford Ennals, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Radio UK
  • Rune Hafskjær, Chief Digital Officer, P4, Norway
  • François-Xavier Bergot, Deputy Head of Radio Directorate, Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA), France
  • Helwin Lesch, Steering Group Board Member, European Digital Radio Alliance (EDRA)

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This entry was posted on July 20, 2017 by in WorldDAB Project Office.

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