For the first decades of the existence of mass-produced cars, driving was an experience not meant to be soundtracked beyond the sound of the engine. But in 1930, brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin of the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation introduced the first commercially available in-car radio: the Motorola 5T71, a portmanteau of “automotive” and “victrola.” The system used battery-powered vacuum tubes and sold for around $130—massively expensive for its day. Driving with music was a fairly controversial concept at the time, a distraction on par with texting while driving today. Still, Galvin sold millions of car radios, ultimately changing its name to Motorola, Inc., the genesis of the telecommunications company that we know today.