Ford Motor Company and Tesla Inc. have dropped AM radio from newer Electric Vehicle models. The car companies say motors on such vehicles generate electromagnetic frequencies on the same wave length as AM radio signals, creating buzzing and signal fading from the interference.
AM radio serves as a linchpin of the infrastructure behind the federal National Public Warning System which provides emergency-alert and warning information from FEMA to the public during natural disasters and extreme weather events.
Seven former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrators sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Buttigieg and some congressional committees stating that the government should seek assurances that auto makers will maintain AM radio in cars.
An estimated 47 Million people listen to AM radio.
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