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 (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Electrochromic mirror (ECM)
The electric rearview mirror automatically controls the glare from the headlights of the vehicles behind you in nighttime or low light driving conditions. The sensor (3) mounted in the mirror senses the light level around the vehicle, and automatically controls the headlight glare from the v ...

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Emergency towing precautions
Turn the ignition switch to ACC so the steering wheel isn’t locked. Place the transaxle shift lever in N (Neutral). Release the parking bake. Press the brake pedal with more force than normal since you will have reduced brake performance. More steering effort will be required because ...

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