Columbia, Maryland – iBiquity Digital Corporation has announced that Mitsubishi will be the first automaker to integrate HD Radio Technology to provide free real-time traffic information and digital AM and FM broadcasting to Mitsubishi drivers. The developer of digital HD Radio Technology made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2014 Outlander will be the first vehicle to receive both real-time traffic information integrated into its navigation system as well as the upgraded audio and expanded content and features of digital AM and FM broadcasts all delivered with HD Radio Technology.
Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer of iBiquity Digital said, “We are very pleased with Mitsubishi’s announcement about HD Radio Technology, including Advanced Real-Time Traffic, at the LA Auto Show. This is an excellent example of how automakers are leveraging our technology to offer new services to their customers. You can expect to see more announcements from additional automakers on advanced HD Radio services in the future.”
29 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio Technology in 150+ models by year-end with more than 70 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment.
HD Radio Technology is subscription-free broadcast radio. This digital evolution of AM and FM radio and delivers significant benefits for drivers including:
- Crystal-clear sound quality
- Additional digital only local FM channels known as HD2/HD3 Channels
- PSD – Program Service Data, which displays song title and artist name on the radio screen
- Tunes 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
- Free lifetime traffic and data information sent directly to a vehicles radio or navigation system
Available nationwide, more than 2,150 digital stations are on-air with over 1,400 HD2/HD3 digital-only channels that broadcast content only be heard with an HD Radio receiver.