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An in-depth look at the Etak Navigator, the first practical vehicle navigation system from 1985. GPS wasn’t available then, so the Etak used something called “augmented dead reckoning” to determine the vehicle’s location.

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Tom Robertson

Read this a while back and it’s one of my favourite stories of all time and I still think about it a lot. It’s like one of those movies where it’s like styled like the past but with future technology. Retro futurism? Steampunk? And the ingenuity involved with this is just admirable.

Lorem Ipsum

The Batmobile in the old Adam West TV show had a dashboard similar to the Etak.

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