WorldDAB turns its attention to voice control in the car

The world body behind DAB+, WorldDAB, continues to plan the future of the in-car user experience for digital radio and is now turning its focus to the DAB+ user experience of voice control and hybrid radio.

The WorldDAB Automotive Working Group will consult with vehicle manufacturers and broadcasters in 2021 to help develop DAB+ guidelines for using voice control as part of hybrid radio in the car.

This work will take place in the first quarter of 2021, with the new Guidelines being published in March 2021.

Voice control and speech recognition are now essential features in the car, enabling drivers to search and change stations seamlessly while keeping their eyes on the road.

Providing clear guidance to vehicle manufacturers and broadcasters on how to implement voice control for DAB+ stations is crucial to ensure radio broadcasters’ content maintains its strong presence in the car.

As well as voice control, the Guidelines will include new information on how to implement hybrid radio for a great digital radio user experience with DAB+ at the heart of the radio experience.

The WorldDAB UX Guidelines were developed to help radio stakeholders and vehicle manufacturers improve the DAB+ user experience for drivers in the car. This work is part of the WorldDAB Automotive Working Group’s initiative to bring clarity to the market and ensure the best possible experience for drivers now and in the future.





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