Audi was an innovator in the automotive sector for hybrid radio, using the RadioDNS standards to enable new experiences of radio for drivers in connected vehicles. Functionality like the unique “range extender,” which switches seamlessly between broadcast radio and IP streaming, uses RadioDNS standards to get the required stream information directly from radio stations. CARIAD will continue to work with RadioDNS to implement and develop standards for their hybrid radio offering, which will be available in Volkswagen Group’s connected vehicles.
Nick Piggott, project director of RadioDNS, said, “We’ve been immensely excited and proud to work with Audi and VW as they’ve delivered on the vision of a better radio experience through hybrid radio. We appreciate their support from early on in the project and continuing today with CARIAD.”
Christian Winter, development engineer at CARIAD, said, “CARIAD is all about creating unified technology and software platforms for all Volkswagen Group brands. Many vehicles in the premium segment of the group are already using RadioDNS technology, and we are looking forward to bringing hybrid radio solutions to the volume segment.”