BMW Announces First Application Of High
Definition Radio (HD Radio(TM)) In A Production Car
Option will be Offered
on 2006 Model Year 7 Series starting this Fall
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- High Definition Radio (HD Radio(TM)) will be available as an option
on 2006 BMW 7 Series models, beginning with September 2005 production.
HD Radio(TM) Technology,
developed by iBiquity Digital, is one of the most significant advances
in radio broadcasting in recent history. This technology offers
radio broadcasters and listeners enhanced digital audio quality,
while extending future possibilities for an on-demand interactive
radio experience. Many AM and FM stations across the country have
started employing the HD Radio(TM) technology to broadcast both
in analog and digital formats.
With this option, customers
will have the choice of listening to their favorite AM/FM stations
in the traditional analog format or switch to digital, provided
that those stations broadcast using HD Radio(TM) Technology. The
benefits of the HD Radio(TM) broadcast include:
quality on digital AM stations.
CD-like sound quality
on digital FM stations.
with no static noise, hisses or pops.
receive streamed data, including artist and song information,
from those radio stations that provide such content within their