Jennifer Nugent – Planned Obsolescence in Cars

Posted: March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jennifer Nugent - Planned Obsolescence in Cars

After last class, I was very interested in the concept of planned obsolescence. It made me think about larger value items that have simple features of planned obsolescence. The automobile industry is a great example of this because cars are becoming more and more advanced every day. The popular tail fins on cars in the 1950’s was planned obsolescence because manufacturers knew that the style would not last.
Similarly, any cars today that are made without GPS or Bluetooth systems will soon be obsolete because it is becoming almost essential in every car.
I’ve noticed a lot of car colours like neon orange and green also have planned obsolescence.


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