Author: Ed Sanchez


Publication Date: Jun 24 2019


Pages: 39


Report Type: Report, Word



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Report Summary:

The transformation of the in-car infotainment experience continues as Android becomes a full-fledged infotainment OS, terrestrial radio shifts in the direction of a fully digital future, and podcasts are all the buzz as streaming giant Spotify picks up smaller players in the podcasting space, and North American satellite radio service SiriusXM acquires streaming service Pandora. This report evaluates the service providers, technology providers, and regulatory environment for radio and streaming media in the auto industry in the U.S. and Europe.

Table of Contents

1.    Executive Summary    5
2.    Industry News    7
2.1    Entercom/Waze Partnership    7
2.2    Sprint/T-Mobile US Merger    7
2.3    SiriusXM/Pandora Merger    8
2.3.1    SiriusXM 360L Expansion    8
2.4    iHeartMedia    9
2.4.1    iHeartRadio in Android Auto Embedded, May 2019    9
2.4.2    iHeartRadio on Surf Rideshare Tablets    10
2.5    Telenav VIVID    11
3.    Regulatory/Technology Developments    12
3.1    FCC All-Digital AM Proposal    12
3.1.1    NAB Support for Voluntary All-Digital AM Broadcasts    12
3.1.2    EV Electromagnetic Interference on Analog AM Broadcasts    13
3.1.3    AM Tuner Availability in EVs    13
3.2    European Electronic Communications Code and DAB Adoption    13
3.2.1    Interoperability for Car Radio Receivers    13
3.3    Gracenote CarPlay Radio Tuner Integration    14
4.    Shipments    15
4.1    North America Radio    15
4.2    Europe Radio    16
4.2.1    Cumulative DAB/DAB+ Sales by Country    16
4.2.2    DAB+ New Car Automotive Installation by Country:    17
4.3    Smartphone Projection    17
4.3.1    Global Shipments    18
4.3.2    Smartphone Projection Global Attach Rate    18
4.4    4G/5G Connectivity Units by Region    19
5.    Radio Chipsets    21
5.1    Maxim Integrated    21
5.1.1    MAX2175    21
5.2    NXP    23
5.2.1    TEF6657, TEF6659    23
5.3    Silicon Labs    25
5.3.1    Si47951, Si47952    25
5.4    STMicroelectronics    27
5.4.1    TDA7707/7708    27
6.    Android Automotive OS    29
6.1    Android Automotive OS Potential Impact on Apple CarPlay    31
6.2    Toyota/Lexus Adoption of Android Auto    31
7.    Consumer Preferences    32
7.1    CarPlay and Android Auto Preference, U.S. and Europe    32
7.2    Smartphone Projection Preferences in China    33
8.    Spotify    34
8.1    Spotify Podcast Acquisitions (Anchor, Gimlet, Paracast)    34
8.2    Spotify Partnership with Obamas    36
8.3    Spotify Partnership with Facebook-Backed “Libra” Cryptocurrency    35
8.4    Spotify “Car Thing”    34
8.5    Spotify “Your Library”    34
9.    Podcasting    36
9.1    Paid Podcasting Services    37
9.1.1    Quake Media    37
9.1.2    Luminary    37
9.1.3    Majelan (France)    37
10.    Conclusions    38
11.    How Can We Help You?    39

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