More General Motors Vehicles Arrive At Dealers With HD Radio™ Technology
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks
are now at dealerships offering HD Radio Technology
Columbia, Maryland – July 31, 2013 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, announced this week that two additional General Motors vehicles are available with HD Radio Technology. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks are now at dealerships offering the expanded audio features of digital AM and FM broadcasts delivered with HD Radio Technology. The Silverado and Sierra join a number of other GM vehicles with HD Radio Technology that are already available at dealerships including, the Chevrolet Traverse and Impala, the Buick Enclave, the Cadillac ATS, CTS, SRX and XTS, and the GMC Acadia.
HD Radio Technology is the digital evolution of AM and FM radio and delivers significant benefits for General Motors drivers: crystal-clear sound quality; additional digital only local FM channels known as HD2/HD3 Channels; PSD - Program Service Data, which displays song title, artist and album name on the radio screen; iTunes Tagging, which allows listeners to “Tag” songs they like for later review and download through iTunes: HD Radio Technology is subscription free broadcast radio.
Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer of iBiquity Digital said, “General Motors is a key industry partner that is committed to delivering the best in-cabin technologies to their drivers. Several GM vehicles have now launched with HD Radio Technology which represents another key step in the transition of over the air AM & FM broadcasting to a digital future.”
HD Radio Technology is available nationwide, with more than 2,200 digital stations on-air, and over 1,450 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.
33 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio Technology in 170+ models by year-end with more than 80 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment.
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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