Kia Niro: How vehicle radio works / AM (MW, LW) reception

AM broadcasts can be received at greater distances than FM broadcasts. This is because AM radio waves are transmitted at low frequencies. These long, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than travelling straight out into the atmosphere. In addition, they curve around obstructions so that they can provide better signal coverage.

FM reception
AM and FM radio signals are broadcast from transmitter towers located around your city. They are intercepted by the radio antenna on your vehicle. This signal is then received by the radio and s ...

FM radio station
FM broadcasts are transmitted at high frequencies and do not bend to follow the earth's surface. Because of this, FM broadcasts generally begin to fade at short distances from the station. A ...

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Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Description and operation
Description The ECM (Electro Chromatic inside rear view Mirror) is one that automatically dims to protect the driver’s eyes when it senses light reflecting from the car behind. The sensor in the mirror detects the brightness and if the headlight from the car behind is reflected ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Distance to empty
■ Type A ■ Type B Distance To Empty The distance to empty is the estimated distance the vehicle can be driven with the remaining fuel. - Distance range: 1~9,999 km or 1~9,999 mi. If the estimated distance is below 1 km (1 mi.), the trip computer will display “---” as dist ...

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