Is the end of an era coming? It seems. And it’s that, according to the Washington Post, brands like BMW, Tesla, Ford, Mazda and Volkswagen have already decided not to include AM radio in their new models. Or at least it will be in cars that are manufactured in the United States.
The Washington Post indicated that car brands decided to eliminate AM radio because fewer and fewer people are listening to stations on that frequency, in addition to the fact that it is used in cars made by brands such as BMW, Volkswagen, Mazda and Interferes with electric motors. Tesla.
Many car companies will remove AM radios from their cars
Although these brands have already announced that AM radio will no longer be available only in new models of electric cars (i.e. those who have cars that use gasoline will be able to listen), the Ford company has already stated that Its first car of 2024 model will not already have this frequency.
Of course, not everything is lost for radio lovers, as other brands like Nissan, Toyota and Honda are determined to go against the digital age of streaming platforms and podcasts, deciding to keep Dimension Revised Radio until further notice .
AM radio began to displace a few years ago
While this measure will affect the many users in the United States who still listen to this radio frequency (an estimated 82 million currently), AM radio has begun to disappear over the years. Not just from cars, but from everyday life.
For example, from 2020 cars in Europe have DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radios, which is basically a way of broadcasting radio signals using digital technology instead of the analog technology used by most AM radio stations. (and FM too).
Cars have been due to the implementation of electric cars
The decision to implement DAB radio instead of AM radio is largely due to the popularity of electric cars, whose engines do not allow the magnetic field to arrive at the modulated amplitude waves correctly.
Although everything seems to be a work of modernity, many experts are concerned about the extinction of AM radio, because with many users traveling by car (whether their own or public service), this frequency is also known to be a great goes means of communication
AM radio is one of the fastest and cheapest forms of communication
AM radio is an accessible and inexpensive way to broadcast information to a wide audience in rural areas or developing countries where other media, such as television or the Internet, are expensive or lack coverage.
Although FM radio is still applicable and more popular, it has some informational space. And while DAB radio allows transmission of both AM and FM frequencies, few AM broadcasters have the technology to do so. What do you think?