Touch screens are available today in almost all new models, but little is known about the appearance of the first cars with a touch screen in the mid-1980s.
The Graphics Control Center (GCC) system, which has been installed on the Buick Riviera since 1986, pioneers modern in-car multimedia displays.
Unlike today’s touch screen technology, GCC countries use a cathode ray tube like older models of televisions or computer monitors.
The contents and functions of this system are accessed via distinct rectangular fields on the 4″ x 3″ monochrome screen located at the top of the center console.
The GCC system had a plethora of content as standard, such as a trip computer, air conditioning control, radio, and even a mini diagnostic center that monitored the condition of the engine and brake system.
You can see what the Buick Riviera’s touchscreen multimedia system looked like in the attached video.
Subtly charming zombie buff. Amateur analyst. Proud tvaholic. Beer fanatic. Web expert. Evil troublemaker. Passionate internet maven. Gamer. Food evangelist.