Mazda Includes HD Radio For The First Time
October 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM (PT)
The 2014 MAZDA3 has become the first MAZDA to use CLEAR CHANNEL's TOTAL TRAFFIC HD NETWORK and HD RADIO technology. The car is in dealerships now. MAZDA joins TOYOTA, LEXUS, and MITSUBISHI on the growing list of auto manufacturers adding HD RADIO.
The MAZDA3 includes a new display audio system and the HD RADIO uses Artist Experience, allowing drivers to viewers images such as album art, plus free traffic maps provided by HD RADIO stations across the country.
iBIQUITY DIGITAL COO JEFF JURY said, "MAZDA is a great partner and we are pleased to announce that they have joined the growing list of automakers to recognize and use the HD RADIO digital data pipe to deliver subscription-free traffic information to their new display audio system.
"The MAZADA3 is sure to be a class-leading vehicle and MAZDA included all of the latest HD RADIO audio features like Artist Experience for their tech-savvy drivers. MAZDA and the entire automotive industry are adopting the latest HD RADIO audio and data features very quickly driving the transition of over-the-air AM & FM broadcasting to a digital future."