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HD Radio Standard In All New Volvos

10/15/2009 03:14:50 PM Eastern

Columbia, Md. - Volvo
Cars of North America became the first automaker to offer HD Radio as a
standard feature in all its car lines, confirmed iBiquity Digital, developer of
HD Radio.

The car maker will
offer HD Radio standard in all 2010/2011 car models, said iBiquity.

HD Radio is offered
as a standard feature by other car makers, but not across all their car lines.

BMW
recently said
it will make HD Radio standard in the 1 series, 3 series and
Z4 Roadster this fall in 2010 models, according to iBiquity.  The feature is also standard in select Jaguar
models.

Other car makers
offering HD Radio either as optional or standard equipment include Audi, Ford,
Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, and Mini USA and
Scion.

HD Radio stations
are available to 85 percent of the U.S. population, according to iBiquity. More
than 2,000 HD Radio stations are on the air, and many of the FM stations are
multicasting more than 1,000 HD2 and HD3 programs simultaneously with their main
program.

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