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EU digital radio rules in spotlight at Brussels Motor Show
WorldDAB Members News - 18.01.2019 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - AUDI AG - Belgium - Belgium - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Policy makers, broadcasters and car makers are gathered at the Brussels Motor Show on Friday 18 January to raise awareness of new EU rules requiring all new car radios to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio within two years. The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) entered into force on 20 December 2018, and EU Member States have two years from this date to transpose the code into national legislation.
From WorldDAB:

WorldDAB releases EECC factsheet as part of Brussels Motor Show press event
18.01.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB has published a factsheet aiming to inform the public of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). The directive, which entered into force on 20 December 2018,states that “any car radio receiver integrated in a new vehicle available for sale or rent in the EU will be required to include a receiver capable of receiving and reproducing radio services provided via digital terrestrial radio broadcasting” within two years. The factsheet has been released as part of the press event held by WorldDAB, Digital Radio Vlaanderen and maRadio.be on Friday 18 January.
From WorldDAB:

Live radio still driving car audio shows latest EBU study
WorldDAB Members News - 17.01.2019 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
According to a recent study commissioned by the EBU, live broadcast radio continues to be by far the most popular source for entertainment and information on the road. According to the study, one third of drivers have adopted digital radio, and with DAB+ digital radio now being included as standard on almost all cars sold in the UK, this shows that awareness of digital radio in cars is rising.
From EBU:

In-Car Digital Radio Leads the Way on Hybrid Development
17.01.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
In the last 12 months DAB+ has made significant progress - both in and out of the car. In this article, WorldDAB Automotive Working Group chair Laurence Harrison takes a closer look at some of the highlights of DAB+ development over the past year, and what we can expect to see from in-car infotainment systems in the near future.
From Radio World:

Radioplayer's Michael Hill on Reference Radio and the future of radio in the car
02.01.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Presented by Michael Hill at the WorldDAB General Assembly 2018, the Reference Radio is a smart multiplatform radio that combines good design and great data in the dashboard, and is able to play DAB digital radio, FM and internet radio streams.
From Radio World:

Virgin Radio launches two DAB+ stations in the UK
02.01.2019 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The two new channels, Virgin Radio Anthems and Virgin Radio Chilled, will be available on DAB+ on 21 January 2019.
From Campaign Live :

A look back at 2018 by Digital Radio UK
20.12.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
2018 marked the first year in which the majority of radio listening was digital, while for 2019 we can expect the growth of digital stations, the rise of digital listening, the digitisation of the car and the launch of hundreds of new local stations on small-scale DAB.
From Radio Today :

EECC reveals European vision for radio digitisation
19.12.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
WorldDAB president Patrick Hannon on the adoption of the new EECC directive requiring all new car radios sold in the European Union to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio,and what that means for the future of radio.
From Radio World:

DAB’s progress over the past year
17.12.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
DAB+ has reached a number of significant milestones over the last 12 months - particularly in Europe, where it has firmly been established as the core future platform for radio. WorldDAB's Bernie O'Neill takes us through some of the highlights of DAB+ in 2018.
From Radio World:

Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line
WorldDAB Members News - 16.12.2018 - Daimler AG - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line is available with DAB radio.
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