May 12, 2015
We tend to think that today’s cars as more technologically advanced than those from previous generations. But as our friends from Jalopnik remind us, some models were simply ahead of their time. For instance, did you know that Honda was the first automaker to develop GPS technology way back in the early 1980s? Back then, they referred to it as the Electro Gyrocator and was exclusive to Honda Accord and Honda Vigor vehicles produced for the 1981 model year. Here’s what it looked like: Because satellite navigation systems hadn’t yet been developed for commercial use, the Gyrocator relied on an inertial navigation system to calculate the position and movement of a moving vehicle. Ultimately, the Gyroscope proved expensive and inefficient, which was why it was scrapped after ’81. You can find out more by visiting Honda’s Gyrocator page. Also, check out the great deals on old-school Honda Accord sedans on Auto Publishers! There are fantastic used Hondas in your area whether you live in Milford, Danbury, Houston or San Francisco! Auto Publishers listings pages are updated regularly, so there’s always an available new or used vehicle in your area that you’re sure to love!