Did you know that the first ever car radio on a mass-production car was build in the 1930s and was sold as an aftermarket accessory by Motorola and cost a whopping $130. Since then the technology has evolved and now touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple Car Play, Android Auto and smart phone connectivity options are now becoming standard on cars and SUVs.
Infotainment systems are now slowly becoming a standard feature in cars and its one of the features that drivers/users have seen some prominent changes in over the last 2 decades. The first ever car radio on a mass-production car was build in the 1930s and was sold as an aftermarket accessory by Motorola and cost a whopping $130 at that time. With time, the demand for radios in cars went up and slowly buttons made it to the dashboard. In many ways, these radios were the first form of in-car data storage.
Soon radios played a crucial part of a car and individual companies like Blaupunkt started to earn profits from this business. The 1960s saw the introduction of modern stereo systems. The first ever car stereo system was developed by Becker in 1969. Then came 8-track cassette tapes that appeared on Ford cars developed by Motorola. In fact, the Beatles released some of its initial albums that experimented with stereo 2-channel music.
Then GPS gained popularity and created the need for a proper touchscreen infotainment system, Toyota Celica was the first ever car to come with in-built navigation. Bluetooth technology allowed mobile phone connectivity options and all these had to be embedded onto a single system to develop the best user interface options. The demand for this technology increased over time and with car sales booming it was possible for carmakers to scale up the production of this infotainment technology which is now almost standard and one the most desired features on cars and SUVs.
Carmakers have realised that the millennials and modern day buyers expect new cars and SUVs to come with a touch screen as a standard feature supporting navigation and Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto. Here are the top SUVs under Rs 15 lakh you can buy with a complete and modern infotainment experience.