Digital radio in-car


Momentum towards the adoption of DAB/DAB+ as the in-car radio standard can be seen though an increasing number of announcements from car manufacturers that DAB/DAB+ receivers will be fitted as standard or as an option in their latest models.  There is a now a large number of after-market solutions available via the auto retail sector.

The following automotive manufacturers offer digital radio either as standard or as an option:


There are many options for adapting existing analogue radios, such as small adapter units which can be fitted to the dashboard and connected directly to the existing radio .

  • There are “integrated adapters” available which can be fitted discretely behind the dashboard and integrate with existing radio and steering wheel controls .
  • There is now a wide range of digital radio head-units which can be fitted to some cars and directly replace the existing analogue radio.


The following companies provide aftermarket products: 









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