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Canadian Music Week: How radio must re-assert its relevance in the connected car


TORONTO — Satellite radio. Hybrid radio. Embedded modems. Android Auto. Apple CarPlay. Amazon Alexa. The hardware and software components of infotainment systems in new connected cars are becoming as varied these days as the car models themselves. The one constant in today’s in-car infotainment centre stacks is that the traditional AM/FM dial has lost its dominance.Despite AM/FM radio having been relegated to the back seat, or as just one app of many in-car audio options, stations must act now to re-assert its relevance in the connected car, according to Roger Lanctot, director of automotive connected mobility for Strategy Analytics, a...