HD Radio™ Technology Continues Momentum with Additional Automakers Committed, More Vehicles and Increased Standardization
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Now 22 Brands Across 109 Vehicle Models
More Exciting Content, iTunes® Tagging, Artist Experience, Digital Sound Quality, Traffic Data and Value of HD Radio Digital Pipeline Driving Widespread Adoption
Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV – January 11, 2012 – 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.
“The auto industry is showing its commitment to HD Radio Technology,” said Bob Struble, iBiquity Digital President and CEO. “HD Radio Technology is now a central feature of the digital dashboard offered by leading automakers. Our technology provides a digital pipeline to the consumer, with crystal-clear audio, more content choices and new services such as iTunes Tagging, Artist Experience, Real Time Traffic, News and other information. We now have 22 announced automakers supporting the technology and are excited about the future.”
Several carmakers are using this week’s Consumer Electronics Show to showcase their expanded commitment to all of the technologies in the digital dashboard including, HD Radio Technology. Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, 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 even standardization.
Five new vehicles equipped with factory installed HD Radio receivers will be on display at the HD Radio booth at this week’s CES Show (Central Hall #9033). Vehicles on display include the Hyundai Azera, 2013 Ford Taurus, Scion iQ, Toyota Camry and Kia Soul.
Expanded Commitment & More Vehicles in Dealerships
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
Cadillac, HD Radio Technology is a standard feature in the new CUE system beginning with the XTS
Ford, HD Radio Technology is offered on all models as part of the My Ford Touch™ and Sony® Audio and Next Generation Navigation Systems.
Hyundai, standard on the Equus and 2012 Azera. Also offered on the Sonata and Genesis
Jaguar, available on all models
Kia, Launched HD Radio Technology in 2011 on the Optima, Sportage, Sorento and Soul
Land Rover, available on all models
Lexus, launching the technology on the 2013 GS 350
Lincoln, HD Radio Technology is offered on all models as part of the MyLincoln Touch™ with THX® Audio and Next Generation Navigation Systems
Mazda, launching the technology on the 2013 CX-5
Mercedes, standard on most models, including the 2012 C-Class
Mini, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models
Porsche, The Cayenne and Panamera are the first models to receive HD Radio Technology
Rolls Royce, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models
Scion, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all 2012 models
Subaru, HD Radio Technology is offered on the Forester, Impreza, Outback and Legacy
Tesla, available on Roadster
Toyota, launched in 2011 and currently available on the Camry, Prius v, Yaris, Tacoma and 4Runner
Volkswagen, First to launch Artist Experience feature on the new Premium VIII radio. HD Radio Technology is available on all models
Volvo, HD Radio Technology is standard equipment for all models
More OEMs Make HD Radio Technology Standard
Bentley, BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce, Scion and Volvo all 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 models, including Audi, Cadillac Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes and Volkswagen.
HD Radio Technology Adoption Firmly Entrenched in the Auto Industry:
Additional OEM brands that have announced intentions to install HD Radio receivers as either standard or optional equipment include:
- Cadillac – Recently announced the HD Radio Technology would be standard as part of the new CUE system and the 2013 XTS.
- Lexus – Announced that HD Radio Technology would make its debut on the 2013 GS 350.
- Mazda – Announced at the LA Auto Show that the new CX-5 would be the first model to offer HD Radio Technology.
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 visit www.hdradio.com andwww.ibiquity.com.
The 2012 CES HD Radio Booth
is located in the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall, Number 9033
To arrange interviews or for additional information, please contact:
Senior VP Marketing
iBiquity Digital Corporation
Director, OEM Marketing
iBiquity Digital Corporation
“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.