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Electric vehicle producers removing AM radios

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Many makers of electric vehicles have begun removing AM radios, and government officials are concerned that inaccessibility to those airwaves could pose a risk to drivers, Axios reports. During emergencies, officials frequently provide critical updates about unsafe conditions via AM radio, but EV manufacturers claim that their motors interfere with the frequencies, which fades the signal. Nearly 50 million people still listen to AM radio, per Nielsen data, but automakers argue that there are other ways for the government to communicate with drivers, such as Bluetooth connections to smartphone apps.
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Most of these cars are “connected”, there is no need to rely on AM radio for alerts.
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Arrogance on the part of the EV manufacturers. Doesn't Federal law require that their devices cause no interference and that they be thus certified?
There is a difference between interference within a device and the transmission of interference over RF.
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I was listening to the radio (local news) on the way to work this morning, when an ad played for a “save AM radio” group. I can’t recall the exact organization in the ad. Ironically I heard the ad on FM radio because the local AM news station simulcasts on FM.
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