The UK’s Drive to Digital

Laurence Harrison, Market Development Director at Digital Radio UK. In the UK we have just announced a record number of new cars being sold with DAB as standard of 92.4% … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB’s Automotive UX Group – one year on

One year on from the foundation of the WorldDAB UX Group, what’s happened so far and what’s next?

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

General Assembly preview: What next for in-car DAB?

Ahead of the WorldDAB General Assembly, we speak to Roger Lanctot from Strategy Analytics on the future of in-car entertainment, whether there will always be a place for radio and … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

WorldDAB Auto UX Group sets out initial focus

The recently formed WorldDAB Automotive UX (user experience) Group has set its initial areas of focus, following the first meeting and conference call in London last month. The objective of … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

In-car DAB: addressing the aftermarket

Jarle Ruud, Marketing, Digitalradio Norway With more and more new cars including DAB as standard, attention turns to the aftermarket and converting millions of existing cars and their owners to … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Issue 26: Communicating the benefits of digital radio in the car – ‘Comes with DAB+ as standard!’

Rosie Smith, Project Manager, WorldDAB Radio in the car remains popular across Europe.  Drivers see radio as engaging, entertaining and informative.  Even with the increase in competitors for share of … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue 24: Radio and the digital dashboard audit

Laurence Harrison, Technology and Market Development Director, Digital Radio UK Broadcast radio has always been a central feature of car dashboards, and drivers expect radio to be available and accessible in … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Radio, the Ghost of Christmas Past? – Telematics, Munich, November, 2014

WorldDMB, Project Office During the keynote on day two of Telematics Update 2014, Roger Lanctot, Strategy Analytics, suggested that ‘Radio is the ghost of Christmas past’. This statement was made … Continue reading

November 28, 2014

AutomotiveIT International Congress 2014

AutomotiveIT International Congress  1st 2nd July, London This year WorldDMB supported the AutomotiveIT International Congress, which was held in London. The theme of the event was ‘Connected Mobility 3.0 – IT … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Automotive – Best Practice

Kath Brown, Head of Strategic Development, Commercial Australia discusses the current project to provide a guide to the DAB+ radio user interface for vehicles. As DAB+ is deployed into automobiles, … Continue reading

September 29, 2014

Feature Article: Challenges and opportunities offered by the connected car

Mark Friend Controller Multiplatform BBC Radio Radio is strong in-car but must adapt.  In-car listening has been a major factor in radio’s success since it was introduced in the 1920s. … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Feature Article: Traffic and Travel Information from the point of view of the ADAC, Germany

What is the ADAC The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club (ADAC) in Germany is one of the largest automotive clubs in Europe and the second largest in the world with over … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Market Update: Australia

The highest ever digital radio listening figures were recorded at the end of last year with DAB+ radio listening in Australia reaching a high of nearly 13% or more than … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

Market Update: Asia Pacific

Interest in DAB+ in the Asia Pacific Region reached an all time high last year and the focus throughout 2014 will be to capitalise on the momentum created through the … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

BMW: a car manufacturer’s view on digital radio in car

Radio has been the most important entertainment source in the vehicle for many years. It offers linear, moderated programmes and via terrestrial broadcast it enables information to be disseminated economically … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

SBD: Three Realities of next-generation in-car entertainment

SBD is an independent, technical consultancy specialising in the design and development of vehicle security, telematics and ITS systems. In-car entertainment has undergone a major transformation over the last five … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

Issue 20: Project Office Update

We are now almost at the halfway point of 2013 and so much has already been achieved. The Project Office have run a series of events that continue to drive the current … Continue reading

May 10, 2013

A WYSIWYG visit to the Geneva Motor Show

WYSIWYG stands for “What You See is What You Get” and is a term usually used in relation to website editors. However, it’s also an appropriate term for the visit I … Continue reading

May 9, 2013

Towards a cost effective and efficient network rollout: DAB+ – Australia the High Powered Approach

The highest powered digital radio transmitters in the world are used in Australia. At 50 kilowatt ERP compared to a typical 10 kilowatts ERP in other countries, Australia used detailed … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Upgrading from DAB to DAB+: A smooth transition in Switzerland

Switzerland provides a successful example of a country upgrading its broadcast systems from DAB to the second generation DAB+ digital radio. DAB was initially launched by SRG SSR, the Swiss … Continue reading

May 6, 2013

DAB+: Network roll-out in Germany

In summer 2011 a nationwide radio multiplex based on the DAB+ technology was launched in Germany. This multiplex offered commercial broadcasters the unique opportunity of nationwide transmission. On FM there are … Continue reading

May 5, 2013

Germany: The point of no return

The digital radio market since its launch in Germany in August 2011 has seen some key indicators that demonstrate that Germany is at a point of no return in its … Continue reading

May 3, 2013

Asia Pacific Overview (Issue 20)

Digital radio workshops in Asia Pacific  Interest in digital radio in the Asia Pacific region is at an all time high following transmission workshops in both Indonesia and Thailand.   Utilising … Continue reading

April 29, 2013

Digital radio in the connected car

The connected car has long been a hot topic in the automotive world. Vehicle manufacturers seem to forget cars and drivers have long been connected via their radio. Radio has … Continue reading

April 28, 2013

Connecting services: Starting points for broadcasters and the automotive industry

CASE STUDY: 90elf and Mercedes Benz 90elf is a digital only radio station dedicated to bringing listeners live matches via the radio and it is the first choice for football … Continue reading

April 24, 2013

Issue 19 Project Office Update

2012 was a busy year with WorldDMB  members represented across Europe and  Asia Pacific through attendance at events  and WorldDMB led workshops. 2013 will  see further tailored industry events for  … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Issue 19: Letter from the President

Buoyed by the German launch of DAB+ in late 2011 and the significant progress  made in more established markets across Europe and Asia Pacific, 2012 was a year of  significant … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

German DAB TPEG situation

Traditionally Germany is a leading force in  Traffic Information and for over 50 years  broadcast has played a major role in this  business. Beside spoken on-air services, Traffic  Management Channel … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

The UK Drive to Digital Event

In 2012 we saw real momentum in the invehicle digital radio market. This is set to  continue and in Q4 2013 we will see a UK  Government decision and announcement … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

WorldDMB at Telematics Update 2012; Digital Radio the Forgotten Connection

WorldDMB brought together high profile  speakers from the broadcasting industry for a  panel discussion ‘Digital Radio the Forgotten  Connection’ at Telematics Update conference,  Munich, Germany on 30 October 2012. The … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Digital Radio and the Automotive Industry

WorldDMB calls for the automotive industry to include DAB digital radio as standard at the 4th European Automotive Event The 4th WorldDMB European Automotive  Event was hosted at the Federal … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

UK update on digital radio

Digital radio platform listening stands at 31.3% of radio listening hours (RAJAR Q3 2012) – up 6% year on year. Coverage Today, digital radio already has wide coverage:  94% of … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Australian DAB+ Update (Issue 19)

In 2013 Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)  will begin serious dialogue with the Federal  Government and the Federal opposition about  funding for the rollout of DAB+ in regional  Australia. over 60 … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Hybrid radio on the agenda at Mediantage

WorldDMB’s long term collaboration with the Mediantage event continued at the end  of 2012 with a WorldDMB hosted panel on hybrid Radio in Munich, Germany. The panel discussion was held … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Future trends in receiver technologies

When DAB radios were first introduced to the mass market the available technology at the time placed limitations on the receivers available, resulting in bulky, energy hungry and expensive devices, … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Emergency Warning Systems in DAB

While digital radio evolves and the radio industry plays around with the possibilities of features for a multiplatform future, we must not forget that core underlying strengths of the DAB … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

An update on the German digital radio market: One year on from launch

New research, new receivers and new marketing campaigns have all been released to coincide with the one year anniversary of DAB+ going on-air in Germany. Digitalradio listening on the up … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Australia: Digital radio three years on from launch

With the recent celebration of the three year anniversary of digital radio in Australia, the international radio community can appreciate the significant steps made by the Australian digital radio market … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Of course my new car has digital radio… what do you mean I have to pay for it?

If you work in the digital radio industry you will have heard many stories of listeners buying a new car which they assume will have digital radio as standard only … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Issue 18: Letter from the President

WorldDMB exists to drive the digital radio market forward through its international network of industry experts The role of WorldDMB is to inform industry stakeholders about all aspects of digital … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

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