Touchscreen systems can be seen in any number of cars these days, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a fairly new development. Turns out, you’d be wrong. 25 years ago the Visual Information Centre was GM’s CRT-based touchscreen device, which controlled everything from the radio to the climate controls. Our favourite feature is the ‘navigation’ tab, which links to a compass!
It might not have the slick functionality of a modern device, but for a system so old, it’s a mighty impressive bit of kit.
Spotted on Business Insider.