Ford UK is backtracking on an earlier promise to fit digital audio broadcast (DAB) radios to all its cars by 2004, writes Jonathan Thomson. A spokeswoman for the company denied reports that the company had ever made a commitment to fit the digital radios. However, she later accepted that when the car maker joined the digital audio broadcasting consortium MXR, Ford UK chairman Sir Ian McAllister said it intended “to fit digital radios as original equipment in Ford new cars sold in the UK by 2004.”