Vehicle connectivity is a selling point in 2017. The more things the car can connect to, the better it is, almost naturally, to some. Cell phones, wearable technology, smart home devices, it’s all possible.
At the same time, it’s amazing to think even 10 years ago much of this wasn’t possible. Driving meant popping in a CD, maybe connecting an MP3 player via an auxiliary cord. But, decades ago? Those luxuries weren’t around.
Instead, connectivity came in the form of forging bonds with the car and road. That’s exactly what Bloomberg set out to do. The publication was lent a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado convertible for an all-out digital detox. No phones, no GPS, nothing. Just a landline at the cabin should there be an emergency.
The Eldorado’s charm was on display, per the report. It’s cushy seats, elongated mannerisms and big V8 engine all helped cleanse the mind from emails, tweets and SMS text messages.
Maybe some day a market segment will emerge for vehicles sans connectivity. The joy of the drive is still alive and well, and it sounds like we need to find ourselves a vintage vehicle to detox ourselves.