Volkswagen Takes Technology Lead With New HD Radio™ Technology Feature

Volkswagen is the first automaker to offer the new HD Radio feature "Artist Experience"

Sep 08, 2011, 16:16 ET from iBiquity Digital

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

What:

Volkswagen and iBiquity Digital, the developer of HD Radio Technology, announced today that Volkswagen is the first automaker to offer the new HD Radio Technology feature, Artist Experience.  Beginning with the 2012 model year, select Volkswagen vehicles will offer HD Radio Technology with Artist Experience on the Premium VIII radio.  Artist Experience enables the Premium VIII radio to display album art and other images broadcast from HD Radio stations on its screen.




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.




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 full press release can be found at the following link:


http://media.vw.com/press_releases/volkswagen-takes-technology-lead-with-new-hd-radio-feature/



Where:

Your local auto dealerships nationwide.



When:

Today (9/8/11)!



For more information, contact:

Steve Baldacci

James DeRidder

Senior VP Marketing

Director, OEM Marketing

iBiquity Digital Corporation

iBiquity Digital Corporation

443-539-4340

248-537-3267

baldacci@ibiquity.com

deridder@ibiquity.com



Note: "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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