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OEM HD Radio Coming To More Vehicles

4/02/2010 09:31:27 AM Eastern

New York
- Additional vehicles are getting factory-installed HD Radio, iBiquity Digital
said during the New York Auto Show.

Volvo added the S60 to its S series and is including HD Radio as
standard equipment. The 2010-model-year vehicle will be available later this year.
All other Volvo models already offer standard HD Radio.

Also at the show, Scion is announcing its 2011 iQ and tC
vehicles, which will offer HD Radio as part of optional audio-upgrade packages.
They will join Scion's xB and xD, which already offer HD Radio as a
factory-installed option.

In addition, the Ford Mustang and Super Duty have arrived in
dealer showrooms with optional factory-installed HD Radio, iBiquity said.

Ford
also told TWICE
that HD Radio will be part of a voice-activated navigation
system with 8-inch touchscreen available as an option in 2011-model-year Ford,
Lincoln and Mercury models. The navigation option will be available in most
vehicles. HD Radio will also be part of a package incorporating
second-generation Sync systems and MyFord Touch systems, the company told
TWICE.

Previously, Ford offered HD Radio only as a dealer-installed
option across the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury
lines.

For its part, BMW went to the show to launch the 2011 BMW 5-series
sedan with standard HD Radio. iBiquity previously said HD Radio would be an
option in the vehicle. All other current BMW models offer HD Radio as standard
equipment.

All told, about 80
vehicle lines
will come with factory-installed HD Radio as standard or
optional equipment, iBiquity Digital told TWICE in February.