At CES, iBiquity Digital 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.
Pictured: Dave Graveline, host of the “Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline” syndicated radio show, interviews iBiquity CEO Bob Struble.
“We are very pleased with the continued rapid roll out of HD Radio Technology in cars as we head into 2013. Seven additional automakers have added HD Radio receivers to dozens of new vehicle models in the last year and Toyota, Lexus and Mitsubishi have announced plans to be the first car manufacturers to use the HD Radio system to bring subscription-free real-time digital traffic information to their drivers,” said Struble. “We are excited about the future, as more automakers will soon announce added or expanded HD Radio advanced audio, traffic and data features.”
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 are on display at the HD Radio booth (#9033) at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They include:
2013 Chevrolet Traverse (Artist Experience)
2013 Ford Fusion (iTunes Tagging)
2013 Toyota Yaris (Standard with HD Radio Technology)
2013 Ram Pick Up (First Chrysler vehicle with HD Radio Technology)
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (First Hyundai vehicle with iTunes Tagging)