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HD Radio Telematics Is Featured at Conference

D'Angelo promotes the technology for delivery of 'infotainment' and telematics content.

Joseph D’Angelo, vice president of Advanced Services for iBiquity Digital Corp., talked up telematics using the HD Radio distribution platform at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, which ends today in New York.

Real-time traffic services and location-based information services are rolling out now using the HD Radio platform, D’Angelo told attendees from his presentation about using HD Radio technology and protocols to deliver “infotainment” and telematics content. D’Angelo’s presentation was part of a technology session moderated by Rudolf Meitzner from the Car 2 Car Communication Consortium, created to establish a European industry standard for smart vehicle communications systems based on wireless LAN components.

D’Angelo reviewed HD Radio technology’s capabilities such as program service data, multicasting and iTunes Tagging as well as the HD Radio Data Transport Protocol and encryption scheme for conditional access services.

On its Web site, the organization says ITS helps people to make transport choices that save lives, time and money. “With a focus on practical deployment, as well as on education and innovation, the World Congress on ITS enhances our ability to work together to provide users of the world’s transport systems new levels of safety, reliability, convenience, accessibility, and choice,” the organization states.