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#Radio100 Moment 15: BMW Makes HD Radio Standard(2010)

Moment 15: BMW Makes HD Radio Standard

BMW was one of the pioneering automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to embrace HD Radio technology by providing the entertainment upgrade as an option in select models in 2006. Since then, BMW has continued to expand its commitment by adding HD Radio Technology to more vehicles in its product lineup – and in 2007, BMW became the first automaker to offer factory-installed HD Radio receivers as an option across its entire product line. In November 2008, BMW tested and validated the capability for broadcasting real-time traffic information via HD Radio stations. On April 1, 2010, BMW announced that the launch of the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan marked the first time BMW’s entire product line was equipped with standard digital HD Radio Technology entertainment systems.

November 2, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast. To celebrate this special anniversary, we’re shining a spotlight on 100 key moments in radio's history.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating your favorite radio memories throughout 2020. Use the hashtag #Radio100 across social media to share these moments with the world. Here’s to 100 wonderful years of radio, and to at least 100 more!

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