Special Series: Radio in the New Dashboard
     


The car dashboard, where AM/FM radio sat for decades like royalty on a throne, is being revolutionized. What is radio’s future in the car? Radio World is exploring that question in a series of articles.
 

Joe D’Angelo of iBiquity Digital says digital radio transmission provides a potential long-term solution for AM radio’s survival.
 
Commentary by industry consultant Fred Jacobs (Sept. 2013)
 
Jeff Littlejohn and Kevin Loftus of Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network talk about balancing ‘cost-effective,’ ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘safe’ as systems advance rapidly (Sept. 2013)
 
A conversation with Valerie Shuman, who as a management consultant and an executive of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, is right in the middle of the evolving digital dashboard discussion.
 
Excerpts of testimony by Mitch Bainwol of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (July 2013)

Dashboard Has Become a ‘Wild West’
Rising cellphone use in cars, longer commute times and the introduction of newer tech in the dashboard are creating a wild, wild west atmosphere that’s hard even for automakers to navigate, according to consumer electronics and auto experts. (May 2013)

‘No One Has Figured It Out’
Roger Lanctot of Strategy Analytics is an automotive technology analyst. He reminds traditional broadcasters of a core strength: their local infrastructure. (April 2013)

Simmons of Aha on Radio’s Place in the Dash
The vice president of content and marketing for Aha by Harman says carmakers should modernize, not abandon, the car radio model. (April 2013)

He’s Ford’s Man for Apps
An interview with Julius Marchwicki, global product manager for Ford Sync AppLink. (March 2013)

 


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