SATEL­LITE NAV­I­GA­TION

Wheels (Australia) - - Innovation­s -

First car with fac­tory sat nav? That’d be the 1990 Mazda Eunos Cosmo. Prior to that there had been some half-baked sys­tems like Honda’s Elec­tro Gyro-cator, but GPS changed ev­ery­thing. Or rather Bill Clin­ton did when he signed a bill in 2000 or­der­ing the mil­i­tary to stop de­grad­ing satel­lite sig­nals, in the process im­prov­ing ac­cu­racy by a fac­tor of 10. To­day it’s hard to imag­ine go­ing back to pa­per maps, or just pre­tend­ing to know where you’re go­ing.

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