6: Talking Car Interiors
As computer synthesizer technology advanced in the ’80s, so did car interiors. Nissan was the first to offer a talking car with the 1981 Datsun Maxima. The car would give you certain bulletins for service as well as letting you know if the door was ajar. Talking car interiors never managed to catch on with the consumer. Although the concept might seem neat, there was just no need for it.
The interesting thing about talking about car interiors is that the technology has made somewhat of a return. Today’s smart cars utilize Apple Siri and Google Assistant technology to take commands from the driver. While not the same thing, it was a similar concept that is making cars more interactive with the driver.