The automotive industry lives and dies by the advancements in vehicle design and technology. No other industry other than the technology industry changes as rapidly as the auto industry does. New features are coming out every year as costs and technology are always rising. Some things that seemed revolutionary years ago can disappear as a result.
As the industry advances, changes in the automotive industry become more groundbreaking, and with that comes the discontinuation of features drivers have been used to for many years. So we took a look ahead at 30 things that will be gone from the auto industry in the next decade.
If you’ve ever driven a car from decades past, you know what an antenna is. There was a time when antennas were fashionable, and some drivers even sported accessories like an antenna ball. But today cars have mostly done away with the traditional antenna. One such reason for this is the move toward streaming and satellite radio.
You might miss seeing the old antenna on the outside of your car, but the future is going to be very limited. The best that traditional antenna users can hope for is that fin that you’ll often see on the roofs of a car or truck nowadays. The antenna is going the way of much of the older automotive tech that many drivers were used to seeing.