Third India Automotive Infotainment Forum announced by the DRM Consortium and NXP.

The DRM Digital Radio Consortium, its many members and partners in India and the world, together with one of its key members, NXP Semiconductors, will hold their third annual joint event on September 28th. This unique forum for major car OEMs, Tier 1’s, automotive ecosystem partners and Indian broadcasters and regulator, was created three years ago and has continued to grow significantly as all the participants  share the desire to address Infotainment solutions that will meet Indian consumer aspirations.

The hosts have announced that this virtual event (by invitation only) will be an opportunity to explore the most recent DRM developments globally like the successful DRM FM trial in India, the recently concluded DRM AM and FM trials and demonstrations in Australia, the ongoing developments in South Africa, the continuing DRM FM trial in Denmark, etc. Participants will also learn about the extra applications and benefits of DRM digital radio particularly relevant for the automotive environment, such as DRM Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF). Seasoned technical experts and ecosystem partners will offer sessions of live and interactive presentations and demos with a focus on the automotive industry: DRM for VHF/FM, SW/MW EMV noise mitigation DRM Journaline services and DRM EWF.

An important component of the event will be the latest technology and deployment updates from some of the forum members and the live demonstrations of various DRM related innovations and solutions benefitting the automotive industry.

Ruxandra Obreja, the DRM Chairman, said: “With over 5 million new cars line-fitted with DRM receivers on Indian roads, the Indian automotive industry has clearly embraced DRM digital radio. It is now ready to welcome a governmental decision in favour 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, 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.”


Notes: Press Release - DRM Consortium - 24th September 2022