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Automakers Tuning Out Traditional In-Car Radios

April 29, 2013

Automakers have killed the cassette player, and CD players are taking a back seat to Bluetooth-connected iPhones.

The in-dash car radio, with its dials and knobs, isn't signing off yet. But it's past its prime in the eyes of some automakers, and most aren't prepared to spend much time or money tinkering with it. Instead, they're focusing on the next generation of in-car entertainment, such as Web browsing and music streaming. Startup automaker Detroit Electric plans to be the first without a radio when it rolls out its first car in August



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