Italy - Automotive - History

05.05.2020

Italy was the first country to introduce regulation mandating all new receivers (consumer and automotive) to include DAB+ from January 2020.

New vehicles produced before January 2020, which are not factory-fitted with a DAB+ receiver can only be sold up to 21 December 2020.

18.10.2019

As at June 2018:

  • 46% of new cars in Italy now come with DAB+ as standard, and most automotive brands now offer DAB+ as an option (up from 28% in Q2 2017).
  • TPEG Traffic and Travel services are operated by InfoBlu, the Italian leader in traffic management and TISA member. Two TPEG networks are on air for test purposes (Euro DAB Italia and Rai Way).
  • 92% of 1st level roads in Italy are covered by a DAB+ signal.

On 8 April 2019, Volkswagen announced that in Italy DAB+ will be supplied as standard across the whole range of Volkswagen vehicles, in line with European regulation (EECC) requiring all radios in new cars must be capable of receiving and reproducing digital terrestrial radio by end 2020. 

Seat also announced that all of its cars released in Italy in 2020 will come equipped with DAB+ digital radio. This decision means Seat will be in line with Italian regulation mandating DAB+ radio in all new cars.

09.04.2019

As at June 2018:

  • 46% of new cars in Italy now come with DAB+ as standard, and most automotive brands now offer DAB+ as an option (up from 28% in Q2 2017).
  • TPEG Traffic and Travel services are operated by InfoBlu, the Italian leader in traffic management and TISA member. Two TPEG networks are on air for test purposes (Euro DAB Italia and Rai Way).
  • 92% of 1st level roads in Italy are covered by a DAB+ signal.

On 8 April 2019, Volkswagen announced that in Italy DAB+ will be supplied as standard across the whole range of Volkswagen vehicles, in line with European regulation (EECC) requiring all radios in new cars must be capable of receiving and reproducing digital terrestrial radio by end 2020.