Germany

Virtual field tests with the IZT RecPlay system
WorldDAB Members News - 11.11.2019 - Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT - Germany - Germany
The ability to record RF signals during test drives and to reproduce them in the laboratory can significantly reduce time-to-market and cost when developing radio receivers. The IZT Record and Replay system (IZT RecPlay) is widely used in the car industry and enables manufacturers to test and to verify their implementations in a very reliable and reproducible way.
From IZT:

Digital radio mandated in all new cars in Germany
08.11.2019 - Germany - Germany
German Parliament has approved a law requiring all new cars sold in Germany starting from 21 December 2020 to be equipped with digital terrestrial radio capabilities. The new law is in line with the EECC directive mandating digital radio in cars across the EU.
From dabplus.de:

Media Broadcast expands nationwide DAB+ to Oberammergau and Untersberg
31.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
Media Broadcast has expanded its national DAB+ network to two more locations in Bavaria, Oberammergau Untersberg. Listeners in these regions will now have access to a larger number of stations on DAB+.
From Infosat:

DAB+ launches in Dorfen, Germany
30.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
DAB+ coverage in Bavaria continues to improve as DAB+ launches in Dorfen, Germany, as the transmitter operated by Bayerischer Rundfunk goes into operation today.
From Sueddeutsche Zeitung:

M-net starts DAB+ radio programmes in Munich
24.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
German regional operator M-net has started providing radio programs in digital DAB+ on its cable networks. The company said 16 private and public radio programmes are now available for more than 60,000 households connected to its cable network in Munich.

DAB+ launches in Alfeld, Lower Saxony
23.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
DAB+ will be available to listeners in Alfeld, in the state of Lower Saxony, starting from 24 October. The new DAB+ transmitter will also supply a number of other locations in the state - namely Delligsen, Coppengrave, Hoyershausen and Duingen.
From ndr.de:

TU Automotive 2019 to highlight radio’s place in the car
WorldDAB Members News - 22.10.2019 - RadioDNS - AUDI AG - Germany - Germany
WorldDAB is hosting a session at this year’s TU-Automotive Europe, the automotive event held in Munich. Titled The future of Radio? Will the Connected Car kill the Radio star?, the session will take place on 29 October, and address radio’s role in the increasingly-connected car.
From WorldDAB:

Hamburg tops DAB+ charts in Germany
22.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
According to the latest statistics released in Germany, over 62% of Hamburg's residents now listen to the radio digitally, while 22% of people in Hamburg have access to a DAB+ device.
From Radio Szene:

DAB+ over FM - benefits of the new standard
21.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
With reception now available in 98% of the country, DAB+ digital radio is becoming increasingly popular in Germany. Amongst a number of advantages, listeners can benefit from a wider pool of content, improved sound quality, and additional visual and text information.
From Radio Woche:

German parliament adopts new DAB+ legislation
18.10.2019 - Germany - Germany
The revised telecoms law requires all new car radios to be able to receive digital terrestrial radio from 20th Dec 2020 – as required by the European Electronic Communications Code. The law also requires all new consumer radios, capable of displaying a station’s name, to be able to receive digital signals (for example, DAB+ or IP) – from the same date.
From Bundestag: