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Two senators urge automakers not to remove AM Radio from new cars


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senators on the U.S. Commerce Committee on Friday wrote seven major automakers urging them not to remove AM Radio from new vehicles.

Senator Ted Cruz, the panel’s top Republican, and Democrat Ed Markey wrote to BMW, Volkswagen, Tesla, Mazda, Polestar, Rivian and Volvo Cars asking them to commit by July 7 to including AM Radio in new vehicles. Ford Motor said last month it would reverse course and not remove AM broadcast radio as a feature in 2024 model vehicles after lawmakers introduced legislation to require them.


(Reporting by David Shepardson)

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