U.S. lawmakers need to bar automakers from getting rid of AM radio in brandnew automobiles

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The Alliance for Automobile Innovation, a business staff representing main automakers, stated “mandating AM radios in all vehicles is unnecessary. Congress has never mandated radio features in vehicles ever before. Automakers remain 100 percent committed to ensuring drivers have access to public alerts and safety warnings.”

They pointed to the Built-in Nation Indicators and Blackmail Device (IPAWS) gadget that may distribute ultimatum throughout AM, FM , internet-based or satellite tv for pc radio and over cell networks. “This is simply a bill to prop up and give preference to a particular technology that’s now competing with other communications options and adapting to changing listenership,” the automaker staff added.

Sponsors of the invoice come with Senators Ted Cruz, Tammy 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, Deb Fischer, Ben Ray Luján and J.D. Vance and Consultant Josh Gottheimer.

“If Elon Musk has enough money to buy Twitter and send rockets to space, he can afford to include AM radio in his Teslas. Instead, Elon Musk and Tesla and other car manufacturers are putting public safety and emergency response at risk,” Gottheimer stated. Tesla didn’t in an instant remark.

Federal Communications Fee chair Jessica Rosenworcel praised the invoice, announcing “There is a clear public safety imperative here. Having AM radio available in our cars means we always have access to emergency alerts and key warnings while we are out on the road.”

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