Overview of the RDS
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows FM stations to send
additional digital information along with the
regular radio programme signal. Your car
stereo offers you a variety of services. Here are
just a few: retuning the same programme
automatically, listening to traffic
announcements, and locating a station by
• Depending on the country or region, not all of
the RDS functions are available.
• RDS may not work properly if the signal strength
is weak or if the station you are tuned to is not
transmitting RDS data.
Displaying the station
The name of the current station lights up in the
Select an FM station (page 12).
When you tune in an FM station that
transmits RDS data, the station name
appears in the display.
The "*" indication means that an RDS station is
In the Motion Display mode, all the items are
scrolled in the display one by one in order.
The Motion Display mode can be turned off. (See
"Changing the sound and display settings" on