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Behold the Iter Avto, the world's first automobile navigator, created in 1930.
Of course, it didn't have voice prompts and GPS, but we all need to start somewhere.
The principle is quite simple. The screen manually scrolls paper maps that are attached to a cable that similar to a modern mechanical speedometer. Thus, the scroll rate of the map is proportional to vehicle's speed.
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