GM to reject “phone projected” audio; will develop in-car subscription platforms

General Motors has announced a plan to thwart in-car audio generated from connected personal phones, in the company’s electric vehicles. In place of that common type of listening, the car manufacturer will develop its own platform of audio and navigation. With this change, GM aspires to provide its own subscription revenue, potentially reaching $25-billion by 2030. Continue Reading

Infinite Dial 2020: AM/FM is the most used in-car audio source for 50% of U.S. drivers

AM/FM radio continued to hold a marked lead for in-car listening in the Infinite Dial 2020. In the words of Triton Digital’s John Rosso: “AM/FM radio continues to dominate.” Although it remains the most-used audio source, growth is also happening for other formats behind the wheel. Continue Reading

Survey: Half of U.S. adults have tried a voice assistant behind the wheel

Voicebot.ai and Cerence released a report about the use of voice assistants in cars. According to the survey of 1,090 U.S. adults, more people are using voice assistants in cars than on smart speakers. Just over half (50.9%) of U.S. adults, or about 129.7 million people, have used any kind of voice assistant in their vehicles. Continue Reading

From CES, iHeartMedia unleashes slew of new in-car apps and partnerships

iHeartMedia is having a busy CES, and released a swarm of information about new apps and integrations into specific car models and controlling vehicle operating systems. Of interest is not only iHeart’s voracious appetite for partnerships and reach, but also the variety and diversity of platform players competing for real estate in car dashboards and the systems. Continue Reading