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2018 Skoda Karoq
20.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
SE versions comes with Isofix child seat points, privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, cruise control with speed limiter, a leather steering wheel with multi-functional controls, an eight-speaker sound system and rear parking sensors, as well as 17-inch alloys.
From Car Keys:

Nissan X-Trail SUV facelift: pricing and details announced
20.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
A DAB radio is now standard across the X-Trail range, while the autonomous emergency braking gains pedestrian detection. A
From CarBuyer:

The new Nissan X-Trail
20.09.2017
Customer feedback has led to improvements in the X-Trail’s two other infotainment systems. DAB digital radio is standard for the first time, while the NissanConnect touch-screen satellite navigation unit (standard from N-Connecta,) features a smart new user interface that’s more app-like in appearance.
From Automotive World:

Progress of DAB+ evident at German events
20.09.2017 - Germany - Germany
DAB+ was very present at IFA and the Frankfurt Motor Show. During these events, announcements were made as part of the continued deployment of this technology. In Germany, 2.5 million daily listeners listen to the radio in DAB +, while 11 million households are equipped. That's 14% of the daily audience, more than the Internet or radio listening through TV.
From La Lettre Pro:

IBC2017 puts spotlight on radio
19.09.2017 - Netherlands - Netherlands - United States - United States
IBC is the ultimate place to show off the new technology. This view was supported by WorldDAB Project Director Bernie O'Neill, “We were excited to include the top executives from Norwegian public and commercial radio, NRK and P4 in the final day session, where they presented the latest radio listening figures from Norway, revealing the true impact on radio listening halfway through this year's national FM switch-off process.”
From All Access Music Group:

Look to Norway for example of successful DAB+ transition
19.09.2017 - Germany - Germany
"The transition from analog to digital terrestrial broadcasting in Norway is exemplary." says Dr. Willi Steul, Chairman of the association Digitalradio Germany. The current usage figures impressively demonstrate that especially private providers of DAB+. My appeal to the private broadcasters in Germany is: Look at your colleagues in Norway, invest in DAB+, think about your future market share and attract advertisers and listeners with target-group-specific programs!"
From DigitalMagazineplus:

WorldDAB outlines progress
19.09.2017
During the WorldDAB session at IBC2017, Patrick Hannon, WorldDAB president, highlighted the above figures in his keynote speech, while reconfirming the request to European Union authorities to stop the sale of analog-only radio receivers in Europe.
From Radio World:

New DAB models from Pure shown at IFA
WorldDAB Members News - 19.09.2017 - Pure - Germany - Germany
At the IFA trade show this year, digital radio specialist Pure displayed a trio of new radios, the "Siesta Rise S", "Pop Midi S" and "Pop Maxi S". All three devices are FM/DAB+ Duo solutions from Radiowecker, via a portable small variant, to the compact model for the domestic four walls.
From Digital Fernsehen:

Geneva Labs brings digital and Analog Radio Alongside Bluetooth Streaming in an eye-catching package
18.09.2017 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
Back in July I reviewed the gorgeous Swiss-designed Geneva Touring radio with its FM/DAB tuner and Bluetooth capability. This month it's the turn of the Geneva Classic S radio which also features dual FM/DAB tuner and a Bluetooth input. The Classic S ...
From Forbes:

Termination of FM has not affected listening
18.09.2017 - Norway - Norway
The radio audience reaches the same levels as before the start of the FM shutdown in January 2017. The first Norwegian regions that have made the transition from FM to digital already show strong audience levels.
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