CARS AND MUSIC
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAR AUDIO SYSTEMS
First commercial in-car radio. The company we now know as Motorola was the first company to develop and mass produce the car radio. In 1930 the company was called Galvin Manufacturing Corporation but their Motorola radio
product became so well-known that they re-named the company! Motorola is a mash of motor and the suffix ''-ola'' (audio) meaning "sound h motion..
First in-car FM radio. Blaupunkt introduces one first in-car FM radio. In 1974. the same company introduced the first car radio with traffic information via ARI".
First eight-track tape player. In the easy 1930s Vol am Lear invented the eight-track tape player which became a popular audio format for cars :n Inn sixties and into the seventies.'
The rise of the cassette deck. The first compact cassette came from Philips 011962 and was rocking of in-car entertainment for two decades from the 70s. The New York Times reported last year that the in-built. in-car tape deck is
'officially dead': the last new car to be manufactured with one was the 2010 Lexus 5C430 convertible...
CD players came into cars. Becker releases the Mexico Compact Disc, the first car radio with an integrated CD player" A year later, Sony puts out the first car CO changer (multi-CDs decks) which retailed for 01,0000!
First car with built-in ipod integration. The iPod was released in Australia in 2001 and car manufacturers rustled to have supporting technology in their dashboards. In 2004 the BMW Group was the first to have iPod integration in
their cars, and it was made available in select BMW models and the MINI Coppery..
WHAT EFFECT DOES MUSIC HAVE ON DRIVERS?
Subjects were put in driving simulators and were checked for response times while listening to loud or quiet heavy metal music or nothing at all. The results showed that reactions to objects straight in front of the driver were fifty
milliseconds faster than those with silence. However reactions to objects in the periphery of drivers were slowed by one hundred milliseconds.
Music in this study actually aided drivers Mention refine road but detracted attention from objects at the side of the road
'Silence may allow drivers to think about things other Man driving. Music may focus the attention outward.'
Helen Beh - Member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Sydney
Listening to faster tempos have been shown to yield negative driving results.
Tempo is clearly another Key factor in determining driving performance. If you listen to hard rock or disco, you tend to drive faster than when you listen to soft music such as jazz or classical music. "Music tempo increases driving
risks by competing for attentional space, the greater number of temporal events which must be processed, and the frequency of temporal changes which require larger memory storage, distract operations and optimal driving
capacities." Dr Warren Brodsky - MUSIC Psychologist
BEST SONGS IN CAR COMMERCIALS
01, CHRYSLER Erninem 'Lose Yourself'
02 LINCOLN David Bowie cover "Space Oddity"
03. CADILLAC Led Zeppelin 'Rock N Ror
04. HONDA Vampire Weekend "Holiday"
05. VOLKSWAGEN Nick Drake "Pink Moon"
BEST SINGING IN THE CAR SCENES
01. WAYNE'S WORLD Bohemian Rhapsody 1992
02. JERRY MAGUIRE Free Falling 1996
03 DUMB AND DUMBER Mockingbird 1994
04. STEP BROTHERS Sweet Child O'Mine 2008
05. TOMMY BOY Superstar 1995
FAMOUS CAR SONGS
BILLY OCEAN ' Get Outta My Dreams, Get INTO My Car
TOM COCHRANE Life Is A Highway
BEATLES Drive My Car