Retro SatLess-Nav

Back in the early 80’s GPS satellites were around, but they did not become open to public use till 1994. Honda created this navigation system which did not use GPS and instead, used gas gyroscopes to track where you were driving to. All you had to do was slide in a transparent map of where you were and mark on the screen where your current location is and then drive around. The gyroscopes updated your position on screen so you would “never?” get lost.

Costing a hefty $2-$3k when it was launched in 1981 it was probably out of reach for most car owners.

Via: GPSMagazine

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