Earliest form of in car navigation

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  1. MoparOrNoCar

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    https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/03/backlog-pre-gps-navigation/

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    Dates all the way back to the early 30s. The Inter-Auto connected to the vehicles speedometer and used paper scrolls to give a rough navigation for the driver.

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    Not sure if they can still be found but some of these 80s style ones would be pretty cool to install if anyone here has a nice 80s vehicle they're still rocking. Reminds me of Oregon Trail.
     
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    Nice try TS. Everyone knows that a Pipboy
     
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    Not googling that since I'm at work.

    Is that the old thing you'd put a quarter in to watch teh naked ladies?
     
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    lol no it's from the fallout games
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    That's actually pretty cool. . Seems like a simple map would be much better though. How would that handle a 90 turn? I guess it has a compass and it turns with the cursor pretty much like modern navigation?
     
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    It is odd we use gps. Optical gyros are good enough to track were we are without relying on satellite signals. You never really move your car without starting it so you should pick almost always left off with perodic reset of position.
     
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    The one on the accord actually looks legit.

    Without cell towers or GPS, how did they track the position of the car? I remember my grandpappy had a Loran(sp?) on his boat accurate to within a few feet in the 80s.
     
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    Just looked up the loran system and found it used:

    Hyperbolic navigation systems can be divided into two main classes, those that calculate the time difference between two radio pulses, and those that compare the phase difference between two continuous signals.
     
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    Found a video about some old nav system:

     
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    I spent years traveling/living in Europe without GPS but on our last trip to France I was retarded without Google maps.
     

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