Mercedes-Benz Expands Support & Commitment of HD Radio™ Technology
Monday, March 30th, 2009
State-Of-The-Art Audio Enhancements Added To Popular Premium
Packages Across Majority of German Automaker’s Model Year 2010 Vehicles
Columbia, Maryland – March 30, 2009 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio™ technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, announced today that Mercedes-Benz will extend the availability of HD Radio technology on its vehicles to a total of 11 models. It will add six model year 2010 vehicles to the five that already offer the technology, including the CL-, CLS-, E-Coupe, S-, SL-, and SLK-Class models.
“The adoption of HD Radio technology in vehicles is on the rise and the expanded commitment from Mercedes-Benz demonstrates their recognition of consumer demand for this next-generation entertainment technology,” said Jeff Jury, COO, iBiquity Digital Corporation. “Devoted Mercedes-Benz drivers will experience the ultimate luxury in driving with the upgraded infotainment system.”
The digital audio system will be available as part of popular premium feature packages. Vehicles will be in dealerships by late summer. As announced in August 2008, HD Radio technology is already available in Mercedes M-, R-, GL-, G-Class SUVs and E-Class vehicles.
Available across the country, nearly 2,000 HD Radio stations are on the air with over 1,000 additional new multicast channels (HD2/HD3) that are exclusive to HD Radio listeners. These subscription-free channels feature digitally delivered new music and fresh formats, showcasing “Indie Rock,” “International Hits,” “Solid Gold,” “Pride Radio,” “Country/Southern Rock,” and much more. The technology also provides data services, such as artist names and song titles on the radio display screen. For a complete, current list of HD Radio stations, please visit www.hdradio.com.
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, NJ, is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. For more than 40 years, MBUSA has taken pride in its commitment to the customer by providing superior quality luxury vehicles coupled with outstanding customer support. Additional information from Mercedes-Benz is available online at www.mbusa.com. Accredited journalists can access press materials and photography of Mercedes-Benz vehicles at www.media.mbusa.com.
About iBiquity Digital Corporation
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 FM channels through multicasting, crystal-clear sound and data services 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 Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit hdradio.com and ibiquity.com.