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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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I certainly agree regarding the FCC. Unfortunately too many people believe government has no role in regulation.

I still listen to AM on a regular basis, FWIW. Not just in my Valiant, where there is no choice, but in my newer cars, because I have a choice of good quality news stations—four of them if you count NPR (when I can deal with their affectations).
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