Highway Hi-Fi, the Revolutionary Vinyl-In-Your-Car Tech that Failed

Early cars were mostly A-to-B carriers so comfort wasn’t a major concern until luxury cars became widely available in the 1920s. But even so, mobile radio technology didn’t become commercially viable until 1930. It was still expensive though, with the first radio units costing one third of the price of a compact car.

AM radios eventually became a standard feature toward the end of 1930s, while AM/FM units with a scan function arrived in the early 1950s. While having an in-car radio was a big thing at the time, drivers were at the mercy of radio DJs for music. So

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