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Axios: Congress moves to preserve AM radio in cars

(Source: Axios via Dennis Dura)

Scoop: Congress moves to preserve AM radio in cars (Axios)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to make it illegal for carmakers to eliminate AM radio from their cars, arguing public safety is at risk, Axios is first to report.

Why it matters: AM radio is one key way that government officials communicate with the public during natural disasters and other emergencies.

    • Officials worry that if drivers don’t have access, they might miss important safety alerts.

Context: Some manufacturers are eliminating AM radio from their electric vehicles (EVs) because of interference from the electric motors that results in annoying buzzing noises and faded signals. [Continue reading at Axios…]

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