More HD Radio Offerings


Nearly lost in the flurry of car announcements at the New York Auto Show (April 6 to 15) was news that HD Radio will be offered as an option by two more auto makers.

HD Radio is the free digital radio format that many stations across the US are adopting. To tune it in, however, you need a new radio. BMW now offers an HD option in all of its models, and this week Hyundai and Jaguar revealed plans to offer the digital tuners in some of their models.

Specifically, Hyundai's Genesis sports sedan, scheduled for introduction next year, will come with an HD Radio tuner, while Jaguar's XJ luxury sedan will include the option this fall. Other auto makers continue to hint that they will also offer HD Radio, but no other official statements have been forthcoming.

For more on the auto show, see

For more on HD Radio, see JQ's article in The New York Times auto section.


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About jquain

Technology reporter, writer, and television correspondent, JQ has been covering the computer, communications, and consumer electronics industries for more than 25 years.A contributor to The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, PC Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and many other publications, JQ appears on CBS News television program Up to the Minute and on Fox Business.
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