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October 12th, 2004

Navigation Systems

So call me old-fashioned, but until this past week I hadn’t been in a car with a navigation system. Oh sure, I’d heard of them and seen them on the television… but that was it. The downside is that now that I’ve experienced this setup, I think I want one.

(Don’t worry. They’re expensive.)

The great thing about a navigation system is that it takes driving one step closer to the way it “should” be. This particular system was a Magellan and worked flawlessly – type in an address, and away you go. Audible alerts when you need to turn. Warnings when you miss a turn or street. Multiple routes to choose… it was a thing of beauty. And I understand there are systems with built-in traffic, so they can even route you around traffic jams! Impressive stuff.

The next step of course is an automatic car, and then we’re on our way to being in the sky with George Jetson.

Posted in Cars

FROM: Viren
DATE: Tuesday October 12, 2004 -- 12:17:36 pm

*grin* I'll take OnStar anyday over a navigation system. Being able to talk to someone beats the pants off trying to work the navigation systems.

FROM: Dave [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday October 12, 2004 -- 1:11:57 pm
I have a GPS Navigation System on my I860 nextel phone. its awesome. I can call up and use voice to tell it where I am going and then it talks to me to tell me where to go and also show me maps of where I am and where I am going. check it out

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday October 12, 2004 -- 1:38:19 pm
What? You're too good to pull out a map and use your head? The kids these days. They want everything, including simple directions, handed to them on a silver platter. Oy vey!

What's next? A car that steers itself?

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