Ford introduces HD Radio with iTunes tagging


If there’s one techie motor company, it’ll have to Ford Motors.

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Early this month, the Dearborn, Michigan-based auto company announced that they’ll be turning their vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots with the 2010 release of their second generation Sync in-car connectivity system.

Today, Ford Motor announced that starting 2010, consumers who’ll be purchasing their cars will also be getting a factory-installed HD Radio receiver with iTunes Tagging capabiites.

In a press release, Ford said that through the Sync system, “iTunes Tagging will provide Ford customers with the ability to capture a song they hear on the HD Radio receiver for later purchase. With a simple push of the ‘TAG’ button on the radio display, the song information will be stored in the radio’s memory.”

“Up to 100 tags can be stored on Sync until the iPod is connected to receive the download of metadata. When the iPod is then synced to iTunes, a playlist of ‘tagged’ songs will appear. Customers then can preview and, if desired, purchase and download tagged songs from the iTunes Store,” the release further explains.