COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
What: Toyota announced that they would be offering HD Radio Technology with the popular iTunes® Tagging feature in their 2012 Tacoma pickup. The Tacoma is the 4th vehicle in the Toyota family to announce that it will offer HD Radio Technology. In prior announcements, Toyota revealed that the Camry, Prius v, and Yaris models will also offer HD Radio Technology as vehicles arrive at dealerships.
19 automotive brands have announced that HD Radio Technology is or will be available as a factory installed feature including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, MINI USA, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Why: Automakers are continuing to embrace HD Radio Technology at a rapid pace, offering consumers a variety of new and exciting stations in crystal-clear digital sound, including on-screen information that displays song titles and artist names. The popular iTunes® Tagging feature is also continuing its rapid adoption with automakers. Earlier this year, Toyota announced the adoption of HD Radio Technology starting in 2011 and Scion recently announced that they are making the technology a standard feature with their 2012 audio products.
Today, there are over 2,000 AM & FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology with more than 1,300 additional digital only FM HD2/HD3/HD4 multicast channels sending new exciting programming.
To get a sense of the dynamic, fresh new formats on these HD2/HD3/HD4 channels, check out the full list here: http://hdradio.com/stationGuideWidgetry.
The Toyota Tacoma press release can be found at the following link:
Where: Your local auto dealerships nationwide.
When: Today (9/13/11)!
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.
SOURCE iBiquity Digital Corporation