Ford HD Radios To Have iTunes Tagging
December 29, 2009 at 6:23 AM (PT)
FORD will be the first American auto manufacturer to offer HD RADIO technology with iTUNES Tagging capability It's expected to be available as a factory installed item next year
"iTUNES Tagging and HD RADIO technology are strong new additions to the growing collection of FORD convenience features and technology we're offering customers to make driving even more enjoyable," FORD Pres./Americas MARK FIELDS said. "This is another example of FORD’s commitment to bring the widest variety of factory-installed customer-focused technology, features and conveniences to millions of people."
In 2010, FORD vehicles will offer familiar terrestrial radio, HD RADIO technology, SIRIUS Satellite Radio as well as Internet radio through FORD SYNC® from a Bluetooth-streaming audio-capable smartphone.
"FORD continues to lead the market in bringing advanced capabilities to popular vehicles," iBIQUITY DIGITAL CORP. COO JEFF JURY said. "We are very pleased that HD Radio technology is an integral part of FORD’s broad offering of new features."
Up to 100 tags on SYNC can be stored until the iPOD is connected. When the iPOD is then synced to iTUNES, a playlist of "tagged" songs will appear. Customers then can preview and, if desired, purchase and download tagged songs from the iTUNES Store.