Today a GPS integrated into the dashboard of our car is common, so do not even ask what progress we have had to occur so that the screen of your car always know our location. Looking for the context, think that the first satellite created mankind was Sputnik 1, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957. The first navigation systems GPS start to be used in the military field, in the years sixty. And not until the eighties that some models began to incorporate navigation systems, up to the first screen, and mapping developed by Toyota, and models like the Crown and Mazda Eunos Cosmo, who would become the true pioneers navigation GPS as we now understand it. That said, how Ford was ahead by presenting this navigation system GPS in 1964!?
The technology was so bright, and surprisingly, a map would move under the dashboard to always mark the position in which we found ourselves.
in 1964 from Ford were already aware that their cars would eventually incorporating positioning and mapping systems on your dashboard to assist the driver . Remember that we’re three decades before these systems are incorporated for the first time in a car and that technology was beginning to take its first steps in the military.
Ford had the bright idea, ridiculous as it may seem now, to integrate under the dashboard map that would move adjusting to the position in which your vehicle was. Obviously this system was not functional, and never reached the market. It was one more of the gadgets that incorporated in its prototype Ford Aurora 1964.
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The Ford Aurora was an amazing prototype , which sought to reinvent the concept of family, of station-wagon . It was full of curiosities. For example, the tailgate was designed in conjunction with a third-row seat for easy access for passengers, particularly children. It was decided to design asymmetrical side doors, two on one side and a single door on the other side, do you sound familiar? (See Hyundai Veloster) and allowed onboard habitability enjoy enough space to replace anténticos seats for chairs.
In the nineties begin the great boom browsers GPS . Among its pioneers, the Mazda Eunos Cosmo , which we offer a video above. A luxury coupe not only equipping browser GPS with cartography, but also touch screen in 1990!