New cars to have digital radio installed from 2014

CAR makers have agreed to make digital radios standard in cars from the start of 2014, following the Digital Britain White Paper in June which anticipates FM stations being switched off after 2015.<br /><br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;re really encouraged that both industries are positive. It will be a big logistical challenge but we have finally take the first step on the road to converting all cars,&rdquo; Tony Moretta, chief executive of the Digital Radio Development Bureau, said.<br /><br />Installing digital radios in cars is seen as a key step to ensuring that digital becomes the principal way in which Britons listen to radio. One third of homes currently have a digital radio.<br /><br />Ford, Vauxhall and other carmakers have agreed to the move.