BMW is the latest automotive manufacturer to announce that it has integrated the RadioDNS open standards into its vehicles.
Nick Piggott, Project Director explains: “They’re using our SPI (Service and Programme Information) standard to gather station logos directly from radio stations to keep their dashboards updated. For FM services, those logos are updated over IP, and for DAB services, it’s the same standard, but updated over DAB EPG.
“If you’re a radio station, you just have to publish your metadata to our standards and it will appear in BMW, Audi, VW and Porsche cars. You can find out how to do that on our website or talk to one of our partners.
“If you’re an automotive manufacturer or a technology provider, there’s also information on how to locate and retrieve station logos.”
One of the latest features from RadioDNS now available in some new Audi, VW and Porsche cars, is automatic switching between boradcast radio and streaming services. This enables continuous uninterrupted listening when a car leaves the broadcast area of a radio station.
RadioDNS is continuing to build the size of its ecosystem as more countries, more radio stations and more manufacturers get involved. See more details at RadioDNS.org.