25 years ago this month: In-car radio data systems arrive

Radio data systems (RDS) transmitter equipment changed in-car audio forever
Radio data systems (RDS) transmitter equipment changed in-car audio forever

In April 1989, the idea that a driver could “listen to Radio 2 all the way from Newcastle to Newquay” without having to retune their car radio several times was still something of a novelty. Writing in E&T’s predecessor magazine IEE Review, B Marks gave a BBC perspective on the emerging technology of radio data systems.

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