Safety first for drivers as WorldDAB releases new industry guidelines for in-vehicle digital radio visuals

16.06.2022 - Top story - WorldDAB News

WorldDAB - the global industry forum for DAB digital radio - has released detailed guidelines for automotive manufacturers and digital radio broadcasters to ensure that visuals and text produced for in-vehicle screens minimise any potential distraction for the driver. The new Driver Distraction guidelines have been produced with expert input from both the automotive and broadcast sectors, to ensure displays are safe for drivers while still providing the information listeners expect to see on their digital radio display. The guidelines cover four key areas for in-vehicle visuals: legibility, relevance, frequency and local legislation. It also offers example visuals, showing how the guidelines can be used to design images for the car, and operational considerations to prevent updates and display functionality becoming distracting for drivers.

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