1980s Oldsmobile Touchscreen

Touchscreen infotainment systems are pretty standard in cars of today, but 25 years ago, not so much. Back then, it was moreso sci-fi than actual reality.

However, in 1989, General Motors introduced one of the first touchscreen systems in its Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo… decades ahead of its time. Called the Visual Information Center (VIC), it was a $1,300 option, allowing the driver to access the radio, navigation or engine management data.

Check out this 1992 review of the Oldsmobile by the Orlando Sentinel’s Richard Truett, where he writes “I have never seen this in a car.”