Why do they put so many electronics on cars these days?

I have been looking at new cars and it is so hard to find a basic car. All these new cars have buttons on steering wheels, touch screen radios, electronic parking brakes, push button start, etc. My car from 1997 has none of that crap, i only have a $60 radio with aux and use my phone as a gps. Why do car... show more I have been looking at new cars and it is so hard to find a basic car. All these new cars have buttons on steering wheels, touch screen radios, electronic parking brakes, push button start, etc. My car from 1997 has none of that crap, i only have a $60 radio with aux and use my phone as a gps. Why do car manufacturers put all this crap on cars these days and most people will never use it?
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