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Ford Motor Company has put the brakes on a plan to drop AM radios from its vehicle line.
CEO Jim Farley made the announcement Tuesday in a Twitter post, saying the company would make a U-turn on its previous decision to eliminate the feature on most of its new cars.
“After speaking with policy leaders about the importance of AM broadcast radio as a part of the emergency alert system, we’ve decided to include it on all 2024 @Ford & @LincolnMotorCo vehicles,” Farley wrote.
“For any owners of Ford EVs without AM broadcast capability, we’ll offer a software update. Customers can currently listen to AM radio content in a variety of ways in our vehicles — including via streaming — and we will continue to innovate to deliver even better in-vehicle entertainment and emergency notification options in the future.”
He added a thank-you to the company’s product development and manufacturing teams “for their quick response to make this change for our customers.”
Earlier, Ford had announced that AM radio would be eliminated from most of its new car models beginning in 2024, Breitbart reported.
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