Some kinds of music work better while driving than others, so it can be said that the automobile has had an influence on what kind of music people listen to.
A car is not the ideal listening environment. It’s noisy, so any music that is too soft will get lost.
I hate to say it, but classical music is the most difficult music to enjoy while driving. Any soft string chord or timpani roll is going to be lost in the rumble; and you can’t count on an important part to be repeated, so a passing ambulance could make you miss the climax of the entire piece.