With 90% of car buyers expecting broadcast radio as standard in-car equipment, next month’s WorldDAB Automotive event at Radio France, Maison de la Radio, Paris, addresses developments and initiatives from both broadcasters and auto manufacturers.
Aimed at keeping radio prominent and looking good in the connected car, WorldDAB has announced that the full WorldDAB Automotive 2023 programme is now available online. Read more about the sessions and the speakers who will be discussing the current topics here.
New speakers include:
Peter Fohrwikl, Head of Programme Services, SWR
Fohrwikl is currently Chief of Staff for the directorate of programming at SWR/ARD and leads the ARD workgroup for all organisational and technical issues related to radio. He has tested entertainment software for BMW, developed online strategies and content for BR-Klassik, and consulted at Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARD and EBU on DAB+, IoT, in-car entertainment and social media.
Justine Gheeraert, Strategic Partnerships, Radio France
Gheeraert has been working at Radio France for the past five years, and previously worked in digital consultancy firm FaberNovel. Today she is in charge of the development of listening experiences on third party platforms (audio, video and social media) and connected devices (cars, smart speakers, voice assistants).
Laurence Harrison, director of automotive partnerships, Radioplayer Worldwide
Harrison leads Radioplayer’s work with the automotive industry, building partnerships with car manufacturers and multimedia technology suppliers around metadata, HMI design and smart radio development. With WorldDAB, he led the research and development of the WorldDAB in-car UX guidelines and the subsequent engagement with major car manufacturers.
Dr Michal Šimůnek, function and concept engineer tuner core (T2-BF), Cariad Volkswagen Group
Šimůnek is function and concept engineer for DAB and FM functions at Cariad Volkswagen Group. He previously worked eight years for Škoda auto radio development across DAB and FM. His main area of expertise is propagation of electromagnetic waves, which he studied and published at Czech Technical University in Prague.
This event is free to attend in person and online, and registration is here.