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DAB+ digital radio integration in autos now official in France

By Graeme Roberts 10 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 10th, 2021 10:06)

DAB+ digital radio and FM integration into infotainment systems is now mandatory in France.

DAB+ digital radio integration in autos now official in France
By law, all new cars sold in France now must have DAB+ digital radio and FM integrated and be equipped with a radio service receiver

The European directive (EECC EU 2018/1972) which requires the integration of DAB+ in radio receivers  was published by ordinance recently, redtech.pro reported.

This aligns French legislation with European law concerning the integration of DAB+ in car receivers.

By law, all new cars sold in France must have DAB+ digital radio (earlier receivers in some markets could receive only DAB) and FM integrated and be equipped with a radio service receiver.

All domestic receivers equipped with a digital alphanumeric display must also integrate DAB+, redtech.pro noted. Integration for overseas French territories was also specified in the directive.

The ordinance amends section V of Article 19 of Law No. 2007-309 from March 5, 2007, effective immediately.