Looking into 2021, the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group plans to work with vehicle manufacturers and broadcasters to help develop DAB+ guidelines using voice control as part of hybrid radio in vehicles
This is particularly important given that a new EECC Directive requires all new passenger cars in the EU be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio.
The resultant guidelines will expand the existing WorldDAB User Experience (UX) Design Guidelines.
Expected efforts will focus on practices such as changing stations and searching for them through voice, allowing eyes to remain viewing the road.
Parties wishing to contribute to the new UX guidelines’ sections on voice control and hybrid can contact the WorldDAB Project Office.