Thirty-Three Automakers Now Offer HD Radio
Coming on the heels of the New York Auto Show, iBiquity said 33 automakers now offer HD Radio technology.
That’s five new brands since the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, according to the tech developer.
Honda and Dodge announced their first vehicles to include HD Radio and Cadillac, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mitsubishi and Toyota announced new or refreshed vehicles with the technology at the show.
IBiquity COO Jeff Jury said the New York event serves as an important show for the industry, “as it marks the close of the major auto show season and we are pleased that HD Radio Technology is included in so many high profile announcements. We are looking forward to the rest of 2013 as automakers roll out the latest HD Radio advanced features like Artist Experience and digital traffic and weather information.”
Dodge said the refreshed Durango is the first Dodge to offer HD, while the Cadillac 2014 CTS with the Cue system includes HD Radio as standard. Hyundai introduced an updated Equus Luxury Sedan that includes HD as a standard feature. Jeep unveiled the new Cherokee, the second vehicle in its lineup to include HD.
The 2014 Toyota Highlander includes HD; the Highlander is among the first vehicles to use HD Radio signals to transmit traffic and weather data.
In announcing pricing for the 2014 Outlander, Mitsubishi said this will be its first vehicle to launch that uses HD Radio signals to transmit traffic and weather data, as well as audio.
Kia’s updated 2014 Optima, Forte and Soul offer HD Radio technology, as well.