iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio(TM) Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, has announced the expanded availability of factory-installed HD Radio(TM) Technology across 2010 Mercedes-Benz models equipped with the brand’s premium feature packages. The newest generations of Mercedes-Benz automobiles offering this superior in-vehicle digital upgrade include the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, E-, CL-, CLS-, S- and SLK-Class vehicles.
“We commend Mercedes-Benz USA for extending the availability of its premium feature packages to more of its newest automobiles, continuing to be a true innovator in providing excellence in design and performance,” said Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer of iBiquity Digital. “Mercedez-Benz drivers expect leading technologies, and the superior sound quality and clarity delivered by HD Radio entertainment will serve to enhance their experience.”
In August 2008, Mercedes-Benz first announced its commitment to offer HD Radio(TM) Technology as a factory-installed option on several of the 2009 model-year vehicles, including the M-, R-, GL-, G-Class SUVs and E-Class vehicles. Doubling its HD Radio Technology offering, in March 2009, Mercedes-Benz expanded the availability of the digital technology beyond the originally announced five models in adding five model-year 2010 vehicles, including the CL-, CLS-, E-Class Coupe (formerly CLK), S-, and SLK-Class models. Currently, five of the newest Mercedes-Benz models offer HD Radio Technology as part of a premium features package and five more models will have HD Radio Technology as standard equipment (CL, CLS, G, S, and SLK).
The HD Radio platform enables radio broadcasters to program new channels with unique content in crystal-clear digital sound. There are currently more than 2,000 stations in the country broadcasting in digital, with over 1,000 HD2/HD3 multicast channels. For a complete list of HD Radio stations broadcasting in the U.S., go to http://www.hdradio.com/.
About iBiquity Digital Corporation
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio(TM) Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new FM channels through multicasting, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio(TM) Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit http://www.hdradio.com/ and http://www.ibiquity.com/.