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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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Indeed. I recall the government (FCC?) did a test alert to all cell phones about 4-5 years ago. I remember being a meeting at work when all of our phones received the test alert.

The only time I have tuned into the AM band is when I wanted to listen to a football or baseball game that I could not find on FM. If I am in the Rav4 I would try to locate the game on satelite (Serius XM).
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