This Information Week article speaks of auto manufacturers’ recent [and late] adoption of the iPod interface. This interface appears to be divided into two camps: one that allows full control of the device with the car stereo, and others requiring the driver to use their thumb just as they would were it not hooked up to a vehicle.
The numbers alone are astonishing. From the article:
But by 2007, in fact, more than 70 percent of all U.S.-based car makers will offer iPod integration.
More drivers at that point will have a simpler manner to tune away from Morning Edition. Lots of folks already have an iPod, and they do not require a monthly fee, like satellite radio.