HD Radio™ Technology Continues Momentum with More Vehicles, More Automakers,
Advance Features and Now Digital Traffic and Data Services
HD Radio Technology now announced on 29 automotive brands across 150+ vehicle
Toyota, Lexus and Mitsubishi are 1st auto brands to announce the use of the HD
Radio broadcast system to receive subscription-free real-time digital traffic
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Consumer Electronics Show --iBiquity
Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and
FM audio and data broadcasting, today announced expanded support for HD Radio
Technology from a wide array of leading automakers. There are now 29
automotive brands that currently offer or have announced plans to offer HD
Radio audio, traffic or data features. Now that most automakers have launched
HD Radio Technology for the digital AM & FM audio features, many OEMs,
including Toyota, Lexus and Mitsubishi are planning to use the digital
broadcasts to receive traffic and data information as well.
The initial rollout of HD Radio Technology with its original features (Digital
Sound Quality, HD2/HD3 Channels, and (PSD) Program Service Data) is now firmly
established, and many automakers are now focused on launching HD Radio
Advanced Features like iTunes Tagging, Artist Experience and Digital Traffic
and Data. iTunes® Tagging popularity has increased significantly, as over 20
automotive brands have launched or will offer the feature in upcoming months.
Artist Experience, which brings visuals like album cover art to radio screens,
is off to an impressive start. VW, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and BMW are the
first to offer the feature, and many additional automakers, including Lexus
and Toyota, have radios in development with plans to offer the feature in the
coming months. Car manufacturers are also focusing on the new Digital Traffic
and Data services offered through HD Radio broadcasts. Toyota, Lexus and
Mitsubishi became the first automakers to announce the integration of HD Radio
Technology to receive both audio and digital traffic services. The future is
bright for Digital Traffic and Data, as more well known automakers will
announce their support for these new features and services in the coming
Two service providers, Clear Channel and Nokia, have built nationwide networks
to broadcast real-time traffic and data information using the HD Radio
system. Nokia has partnered with a group of radio station companies called
the Broadcaster Traffic Consortium (BTC), while Clear Channel uses its own
radio stations to support their Total Traffic Network.
"We are very pleased withthecontinuedrapid roll outof HD Radio
Technologyin cars as we head into 2013. Seven additional automakers have
added HD Radio receivers todozens of new vehiclemodels in the last year
andToyota, Lexus and Mitsubishi have announced plans to bethe first car
manufacturerstousethe HD Radio system to bring subscription-free real-time
digital traffic information to their drivers," said Bob Struble, iBiquity
Digital President and CEO. "We are excited about the future,
asmoreautomakers will soonannounceaddedor expandedHD Radio advanced
audio, traffic and datafeatures."
Several carmakers are expanding their commitment to the digital dashboard by
including HD Radio Technology: Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac,
Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda,
Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ram, Rolls Royce, Scion, SRT
(Chrysler), Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo have all extended
their commitments to the technology with new announcements, a mix of new
vehicle launches, broader application, new services and standardization.
Five new vehicles equipped with factory installed HD Radio receivers will be
on display at the HD Radio booth (#9033) at this week's Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas, NV. Vehicles on display include:
o2013 Chevrolet Traverse (Artist Experience)
o2013 Ford Fusion (iTunes Tagging)
o2013 Toyota Yaris (Standard with HD Radio Technology)
o2013 Ram Pick Up (First Chrysler vehicle with HD Radio Technology)
o2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (First Hyundai vehicle with iTunes Tagging)
Expanded Commitment & More Vehicles in Dealerships
Acura, HD Radio Technology will be standard on the new RLX.
Audi, offered on all models, standard on some.
Bentley, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models.
BMW, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models and Artist
Experience is now available on the 7 Series.
Buick, HD Radio Technology is standard on the 2013 Enclave with Artist
Cadillac, HD Radio Technology is a standard feature in the XTS and SRX models
and available in the ATS.
Chevrolet, HD Radio Technology is standard on the 2013 Traverse with Artist
Experience and will also be available on the 2014 Impala and Silverado models.
Ford, HD Radio Technology is offered on all models as part of the My Ford
Touch™ and Sony® Audio and Next Generation Navigation Systems.
GMC, HD Radio Technology is standard on the 2013 Acadia with Artist Experience
and available on the 2014 Sierra.
Hyundai, HD Radio Technology is standard on the Equus and Azera and available
on the Sonata, Genesis Sedan, Genesis Coupe, and Santa Fe. iTunes Tagging was
recently introduced on the all-new Santa Fe.
Jaguar, HD Radio Technology is standard on XF and XJ and available on XK.
Kia, HD Radio Technology is available on Optima, Sportage, Sorento and Soul.
Land Rover, HD Radio Technology is available on all models.
Lexus, HD Radio Technology is standard on GS, LS, LX, RX and available on all
2013 CT, ES and IS models. Lexus will become the first automotive brand to
have vehicles on the street using the HD Radio system for digital traffic and
Lincoln, HD Radio Technology is offered on all models as part of the MyLincoln
Touch™ with THX® Audio and Next Generation Navigation Systems. Standard on
Mazda, HD Radio Technology is standard on the 2013 CX-9 and available on the
2013 and 2014 CX-5, 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 Mazda6.
Mercedes, HD Radio Technology is standard on all models, including the C-Class
Mini, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models.
Mitsubishi, HD Radio Technology will be on the 2014 Outlander with both
digital audio and traffic services available. Vehicles are scheduled to hit
the streets mid-year.
Porsche, HD Radio Technology is available on all models.
Ram, HD Radio Technology is available on the 2013 Ram 1500.
Rolls Royce, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models.
Scion, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models.
SRT (Chrysler), HD Radio Technology is available on the 2013 Viper.
Subaru, HD Radio Technology is standard on the BRZ and available on the
Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy, and Crosstrek.
Tesla, HD Radio Technology is standard.
Toyota, HD Radio Technology is available on 15 models. Toyota will also
launch its first vehicles using Artist Experience and the HD Radio system to
receive digital traffic and data information mid-year.
Volkswagen, HD Radio Technology is available on all models. Artist Experience
is available in the Premium VIII radio.
Volvo, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models.
More OEMs Make HD Radio Technology Standard
The following automotive brands offer HD Radio Technology as standard
equipment across their entire vehicle line-up:
Other OEMs have committed to offering the technology as standard on specific
vehicle models, including Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hyundai,
Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Subaru, and Toyota.
HD Radio Technology Adoption Firmly Entrenched in the Auto Industry:
7 Additional OEM brands have announced plans to include HD Radio receivers as
either standard or optional equipment since the 2012 CES Show in January
oAcura – Announced at the NYAS that the RLX would include HD Radio
oBuick – Announced around the NYAS that the Enclave would include HD Radio
oChevrolet – Announced at the NAB Show that the Traverse would include HD
Radio Technology standard. The Impala and Silverado will follow as the
next Chevrolet vehicle to offer HD Radio Technology.
oGMC – Announced around the NYAS that the Acadia would include HD Radio
Technology standard. The Sierra has also been announced as offering HD
oMitsubishi – Announced at the LAAS that the 2014 Outlander would offer HD
Radio audio and traffic services.
oRam – Announced at the NYAS that the new Ram 1500 would offer HD Radio
oSRT – Announced at the NYAS that the new Viper would offer HD Radio
About iBiquity Digital Corp.
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio Technology, which is
fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the
world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new HD2/HD3 FM
channels through multicasting, crystal-clear sound and data service on both
the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading
broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are
committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company
with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Piscataway, NJ.
For more information, please visitwww.hdradio.comandwww.ibiquity.com.
"HD Radio™", the HD Radio logo, the "HD)" icon, the HD Radio "Arc" icon, "HD
Digital Traffic", and "Artist Experience" are proprietary trademarks of
iBiquity Digital Corporation.
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