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Hyundai abandoning car CD players: Am I the only one still listening?
Hyundai abandoning car CD players: Am I the only one still listening?

Could car compact disc players soon become a thing of the past? For Hyundai the answer looks to be yes. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, the carmaker debuted its new take on the in-dash audio console.  Hyundai's new Display Audio System features a flashy touchscreen interface that doesn't include a CD player. Instead it's a Bluetooth-driven display that can be synced to Apple or Android phones and will support third-party apps. So navigation, calls, podcasts, news, sports and whatever else you put on your mobile phone are now at your fingertips in the car. Hyundai isn’t the first carmaker to turn its backs on CD players. Back in 2011...

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