2014 Honda Civic to Come Standard with HD Radio

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2014 Honda Civic to Come Standard with HD Radio

Nov 22, 2013 11:46 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Columbia, MD - Nov 21, 2013 - iBiquity Digital announced at the LA Auto Show that the 2014 Civic is the first Honda vehicle to launch with integrated audio and real-time traffic information, using the Here mapping service, transmitted by stations that are members of the Broadcast Traffic Consortium (BTC) using HD Radio. The 2014 Honda Civic will arrive at dealerships in December 2013.

The new Honda Civic navigation system incorporates the latest HD Radio audio and data features including Artist Experience, allowing listeners to view images such as album art on their radio screens, in addition to subscription-free real-time traffic information, showing drivers green, yellow and red flow patterns, construction alerts and traffic incidents, all delivered by BTC affiliated HD Radio stations across the country.

33 automakers have now publicly announced plans to incorporate HD Radio technology in 170+ models by year-end with more than 80 models featuring HD Radio receivers as standard equipment. Honda joins Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi and Mazda on the rapidly expanding list of automakers to integrate digital traffic and data services in addition to the audio entertainment features offered by HD Radio.

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