The DRM Digital Radio Consortium is holding its third annual India Automotive Infotainment Forum on Sept. 28 as an online only event.
In conjunction with one of its key members, NXP Semiconductors, the forum is intended for major car OEMs, Tier 1’s, automotive ecosystem partners and Indian broadcasters and regulators to address Infotainment solutions that will meet Indian consumer aspirations.
The forum was created three years ago and has continued to grow year on year. The organizers hope to explore the benefits of DRM for the automotive environment, such as DRM Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF). Ecosystem partners will offer sessions of live and interactive presentations with a focus on the automotive industry: DRM for VHF/FM, SW/MW EMV noise mitigation, DRM Journaline services and DRM EWF.
“With over 5 million new cars line-fitted with DRM receivers on Indian roads, the Indian automotive industry has clearly embraced DRM digital radio,” said DRM Chairman Ruxandra Obreja. “It is now ready to welcome a governmental decision in favor of extending DRM radio services to the FM band.
“This will allow the Indian broadcast industry including the private radio broadcasters to benefit from the full set of DRM features of DRM, firmly establishing DRM as the digital audio broadcast option for this large and important country. The demos of DRM in the FM band will show how DRM can enhance the performance of the many cars that an increasing number of Indians desire and will own.”
The event is by invitation only. More information on DRM can be found here.