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    . . .and what is old is new again

    L'autorama, ancêtre du GPS - Vidéo Ina.fr

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    Presentation of a new invention, the autorama intended to facilitate road routes. Installed in a car ORTF TV Britain, two men struggling to locate on the roads of the Scorff valley in the Morbihan. They decide to change your car to test new hardware, the autorama, halfway between the maps and GPS. subjective camera from the DS with watermill views Scorff and its waterfall. A church the two men are taking stock of this new invention that will "get lost in the wild without the risk of going astray."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    . . .and what is old is new again

    L'autorama, ancêtre du GPS - Vidéo Ina.fr





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    Bit of a stretch in that Chris, but a nice gimmick akin to the strip maps from the Automotive clubs prepared for a selected drive or a mud map made up by a navigator. Quantum leap to a satellite and computer driven graphic, but good for the technophiles of the day. Nice cars and countryside of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Bit of a stretch in that Chris, but a nice gimmick akin to the strip maps from the Automotive clubs prepared for a selected drive or a mud map made up by a navigator. Quantum leap to a satellite and computer driven graphic, but good for the technophiles of the day. Nice cars and countryside of course

    Nice find.

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    So, what you are saying is that it might be a big stretch to claim this as another first for Citroen

    If the two lads were alive today some 50 years later, they might claim they were onto something back then. I love the air vent attachment of their portable hand held device, so familiar today. An invention waiting for technology to catch up.

    . . . but yes today, it's the cars, old footage and scenery that stars in this show

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    I love the air vent attachment of their portable hand held device, so familiar today. An invention waiting for technology to catch up.

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    The funny thing is that back then there were precious few air vents that could have utilized such a thing! Had the lads tried to market this it would have flopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    The funny thing is that back then there were precious few air vents that could have utilized such a thing! Had the lads tried to market this it would have flopped.
    A minor setback Michael, carrying 20,000 rolls of maps to cover a small country would have limited boot space.

    . . . but 50 years on "You have reached your destination. . ."

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    A minor setback Michael, carrying 20,000 rolls of maps to cover a small country would have limited boot space.

    . . . but 50 years on "You have reached your destination. . ."

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    I was just thinking that the Philips Carin system with all the CD maps had nothing on it
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