There's an interesting story in the Amazon-dot-dom blog site
regarding the birth, life (and death) of the in-car tape decks, and a good background on listening habits while driving - .
This is a great review of car listening habits, in-car tape systems, and indirectly helps build the foundation for the migration of listeners away from radio and toward other forms of media. Here's the hook from a New York Times article:
"According to experts who monitor the automotive market, the last new car to be factory-equipped with a cassette deck in the dashboard was a 2010 Lexus. While it is possible that a little-known exception lurks deep within some automaker’s order forms, a survey of major automakers and a search of new-car shopping Web sites indicates that the tape deck is as passé as tailfins on a Caddy."
(Thank you, Dave! Bud S.)