HD Radio is for the automakers a must-have - just like a woman wants, needs a little black dress in the closet. After Volkswagen, Ford, Jaguar and Rolls Royce, Audi hurry to bring HD Radio like standard on its 2011 units, namely Q7, A8 and A6.
You'll find this technology available also as an option on 2011 A5, A4 and Q5 units. All cars will be ready at Audi dealerships in America by fall this year.
Filip Brabec, Product Planning - General Manager at Audi of America said 'We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best entertainment options to enhance their Audi driving experience. These upcoming 2011 models will be fully equipped with the best in digital broadcast engineering, making it a clear choice to offer HD Radio Technology to our customers'.
Jeff Jury, iBiquity Digital Corporation's Chief Operating Officer, the HD Radio digital Technology's developer for FM and AM audio, data broadcasting affirmed 'As a leader in engineering, Audi provides its drivers with high-quality innovation that truly defines the luxury markets, and they continue to raise the bar with the inclusion of HD Radio Technology'.
Jury continued 'We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Audi and enabling their enthusiasts to enjoy the extra programming, crystal-clear sound, and advanced data services to enhance the driving experience'.
Audi says this technology - HD Radio is available now to 85 % of US citizens with over 2,000 HD Radio on air stations, plus over 1,100 all-new FM multicast (HD2/HD3 Channels). This digital platform brings on HD2/HD3 Channels, creative programming, having sound - CD-quality on FM-stereo and FM quality on AM.
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