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Thank you for the music: Volvo gets HD Radio

Thank you for the music: Volvo gets HD Radio


Two months after its parent company Ford said that it would be making HD Radio available on most of its models, Volvo announced that it will offer the technology as optional and standard equipment starting in fall 2008.

The Swedish auto maker said that HD Radio would be available for nearly its entire model lineup, including the S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, XC70 and XC90 models. HD Radio (the HD stands for hybrid digital) bundles digital services with analog FM signals, providing clearer audio output, extra "multicast" (or "HD2") channels, and text information for songs and artists. In addition to Ford, BMW offers the technology on its entire model lineup, while Mini has it as an option on most of its range.

Source: Volvo