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Acura Announces The Launch of HD Radioâ„¢ Technology

 The RLX sedan will be Acura’s first vehicle to offer HD Radio Technology

  • What: At the 2012 New York Auto Show, Acura announced that HD Radio Technology will be available in the upcoming RLX sedan. This is the first vehicle from Acura to announce the adoption of HD Radio Technology. The Acura RLX is slated for launch at the beginning of 2013.
  • With this announcement from Acura, HD Radio Technology is or will be available as a factory installed feature from 25 automotive brands including Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI USA, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
  • Where: The Official Acura RLX Press Release can be found at the following link:
  • Why: Automakers are continuing to embrace HD Radio Technology at a rapid pace, offering consumers a variety of new and exciting stations in crystal-clear digital sound, including on-screen information that displays song titles and artist names, and the popular iTunes® Tagging feature which enables listeners to tag songs for later download and purchase through iTunes. The recently launched Artist Experience feature is also growing very quickly as more broadcasters are supporting the feature and automakers are launching radios that display the artist images and station logos.
  • Today, there are over 2,300 AM & FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology with more than 1,350 additional digital only FM HD2/HD3 multicast channels sending new exciting programming.

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Steve Baldacci 
Senior VP Marketing 
iBiquity Digital Corporation 
443-539-4340 
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Director, OEM Marketing
iBiquity Digital Corporation
248-537-3267
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