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Are CD players now redundant in cars? Bluetooth technology

Are CD players now redundant in cars? Bluetooth technology

Posted On 29 Jun, 2018

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We are already living in the Digital Era. And technologies are running headlong ahead. Though car technologies are not that fast, they are certainly moving towards the future. And the future doesn't need CDs. That's for sure!

Slow, but certain changes
For a decade or so CDs have slowly been dying. Actually, this started with the dawn of the iPod. If you think about it - when was the last time you bought CD? With the change of technology, people started to prefer the convenience of Bluetooth technology. It is easier to use and saves time and space. Car manufacturers must stick with the tendencies, of course. 2013 and 2014 marked the rise of car models that can be ordered without CD players. Like Kia Soul, Jeep Grand Cherokee and SRT Viper, to name just a few.

Youngsters like mobility
Younger generations grew up not with CDs, but with digital music and new technologies. Discovering the convenience of Bluetooth, more and more people started to prefer those models. You don't need to fill a backpack to take your favourite singers with you. And digital streaming allows so much more freedom. You can listen to podcasts that are not streamed on the regular radio. Anyway, still, there are people that search for used cars to buy cars with CDs. You can guess that they are born before the 80s. Nevertheless, we can speculate that soon there won't be cars with CDs anymore. Think of the work that has been done towards autonomous driving. If we could reach such perfection with car technologies, why use CD players when internet and digitalization are everywhere.

So, we can imagine a world in the not so distant future in which CD players, just like cassettes will be an antique. And even in used cars sales, there won't be cars with such. Only true fans will have vehicles with CDs and will charge you money to give you a ride!

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