LONDON � More than 80% of the 2,692,786 new cars sold in the U.K. last year featured the latest digital radios, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
SMMT says 2.28 million new cars were outfitted with digital radios as standard equipment, marking the first time the 2 million mile-stone has been reached, according towardsauto.com.
SMMT CEO Mike Hawes says the number of newly registered cars factory-fitted with digital radio has increased more than fourfold over the past five years, thanks to major investments by manufacturers. �While vehicle manufacturers have already shown they are committed to the digital revolution, the setting of a confirmed switch to digital date by government would considerably accelerate conversion of existing vehicles in use,� Hawes said in a statement. �This remains a sizeable job and, consequently, a significant opportunity for the aftermarket,� quoted from the same article.