1990-02-01

The Reinvention of the Wheel: Progress in Car Radios and Their Future 900039

Advances in digital and analog electronics have drastically changed car radio circuitry. Improvements in miniaturization of electrical and mechanical components have radically altered their size and styling. Computer modeling of the vehicle's interior environment has optimized car radio acoustics. It seems that the list of modern break-throughs is never ending.It is the intent of this paper to show that many of the technical marvels of today's car radios were first applied years, even decades, ago. From those early concepts, and their current revivals, a projection into the future of automobile radios will be made.As previously mentioned [1]: “If history teaches anything, it teaches the potential for repetition.”

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