HD Radio™ Receivers Standard In Audi A3
Columbia, Maryland – June 24, 2014 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, announced today that Audi now includes standard HD Radio receivers in their all-new 2015 A3 model. The 2015 A3 is now available at dealers across the U.S. and Canada. HD Radio receivers are also available on 2015 Audi A3s being sold in Mexico.
HD Radio Technology is the digital evolution of AM and FM radio and delivers significant benefits for drivers: crystal-clear sound quality, song title and artist name; additional digital only local FM channels known as HD2/HD3 Channels; iTunes Tagging allows listeners to store song information with the touch of a button for later purchase and download through iTunes; Artist Experience which enables images that match the audio content to be displayed on the radio screen; and now, subscription free lifetime traffic and data information sent directly to a vehicles radio or navigation system. HD Radio Technology is subscription free broadcast radio.
Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer of iBiquity Digital said, “Audi continues to introduce technologically advanced vehicles, offering their drivers the best of all digital media. Making HD Radio receivers standard on the new 2015 Audi A3 demonstrates their commitment to digital radio and moves us closer to an all-digital future for AM & FM broadcasting across North America.”
The HD Radio system is available across the U.S. and Mexico, with close to 2,300 digital stations on-air, and nearly 1,500 HD2/HD3 digital only channels that broadcast fresh new content that can only be heard with an HD Radio receiver. A sampling of the formats on these extra channels, which vary in different markets around the country, include Dance/Electronica, Bluegrass Country, Comedy, Local Music, Chill/Coffee Shop Music, South Asian, Talk, News, and Sports, to name just a few.
35 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio receivers in 185+ models by year-end with more than 90 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment. 5 automakers utilize the HD Radio system to deliver subscription-free Traffic & Data information to their vehicles.
Keep watching for more HD Radio information at www.hdradio.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 and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, 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 Piscataway, NJ. For more information, please visit www.hdradio.com and www.ibiquity.com.
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Note to editors: HD Radio™ and the “HD Radio” logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. The “HD” in HD Radio™ is part of iBiquity Digital’s brand name for its advanced digital AM/FM system. It does not mean hybrid digital or high-definition digital; both of these are incorrect.
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