The adoption of digital radio (DAB+) is mounting in intensity with more new vehicles adopting the higher quality broadcast method in factory audio systems. Similarly, more of the aftermarket makers are entering the space with even mid-range models featuring DAB+.
A press release received at the InCar desk sometime just before publication, states that global industry forum WorldDAB has recently formed a new Automotive User Experience (UX) Group.
The group will focus its activities on improving the experience for DAB+ users while also keeping abreast of the latest related technological trends.
Laurence Harrison explains, “As we’re growing the proportion of new cars with DAB/DAB+ we’re getting more feedback from listeners on their experience. We’re launching the WorldDAB Automotive UX Group to facilitate collaboration between broadcasters and car manufacturers, helping ensure that in-car DAB and hybrid digital radio provide the great experiences consumers expect.”
The future looks bright for a format that is substantially better than FM radio both in terms of on-display information and, very importantly, sonic performance.