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WorldDAB Releases Aftermarket Devices Guidelines

Designed to help manufacturers better integrate DAB+ digital radio units into automobiles

WorldDAB has published the first version of its Aftermarket Devices Guidelines.

Designed by the WorldDAB Aftermarket Devices Working Group, the purpose of the document is to improve the user experience of aftermarket devices, including those for DAB+ digital radio.

Intended for manufacturers, WorldDAB says these guidelines are based on WorldDAB User Experience Group research and incorporate “allowances and changes in line with the nature of AMDs.”

Featuring directions on domains in relation to AMDs, including for instance, user interface; device connection; functionality; power; service lists; car display; service following and antennas, the document provides a foundation for manufacturers of aftermarket devices and adaptors. WorldDAB plans to update the guidelines as necessary based on market developments and future improvements.

“These Aftermarket Devices Guidelines were developed to help manufacturers better understand how to integrate DAB+ digital radio devices into vehicles that are already on the road,” said Jørn Jensen, retiring chairman of the WorldDAB Aftermarket Devices Working Group.

“The aftermarket sector has seen a significant increase in demand over the last few years. More drivers are looking to bring the extra choice and better quality of DAB+ into older cars, which do not have digital radio as standard. These guidelines were created to help achieve this in the best possible way.”

The Aftermarket Devices Guidelines is available for download here.

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