Ford, Lincoln CEO: AM Radio will stay in new-model vehicles
Ford and Lincolns will once again have AM Radio broadcasting technology, the CEO of both companies tweeted on Wednesday. The change will take effect starting with 2024-model vehicles.
The CEO of Ford Motor Company and Lincoln Motor Company took to Twitter on Wednesday to make an important announcement regarding the future of AM Radio in their new-model vehicles.
The companies have decided to continue adding AM Radio technology to new vehicles again in 2024 models after previously deciding to discontinue its use, CEO Jim Farley said in a tweet. The company reversed its decision on technology after discussions with policymakers about the importance of AM radio to communication in rural America.
The company is also offering Ford and Lincoln owners without AM broadcasting capabilities a free software update that will add it to their vehicle.
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. For any owners of Ford EVs without AM broadcast capability, we’ll offer a software…— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) May 23, 2023