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The History of Car GPS Navigation

April 19, 2012
It's tough to believe, but in-car GPS navigation has already been around for more than a decade. Yet were it not for politics-and Einstein's theory of relativity-we wouldn't even have it in the first place.

Twenty years ago, a road trip meant a bunch of fold-out maps stuffed into your glove box or your car door panel pockets. Pulling over, unfolding one like a giant newspaper, and then figuring out where you were and how it corresponded to what you were seeing through the windshield was the norm.



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