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When We Navigated Without Satellites... (part 2)

Navigation has come a long way since the days of paper maps and hand-drawn directions. In the past, travelers relied on traditional navigation methods that required careful planning and a lot of guesswork. However, with the advent of digital navigation, the process of finding our way around has become easier and more efficient than ever before.


10 May, 2023

Bosch starts the era of digital maps

The history of digital-map-navigation dates from the 1980s when Bosch introduced the first-ever transparent maps displayed on an illuminated screen. This was a significant breakthrough in magnetic data storage, enabling drivers to access digital maps that were more accurate and up-to-date than traditional paper maps. To give an idea of how advanced current technology is: A cassette could only hold the digital map for a medium-sized city.

Over time, digital-map-navigation technology has continued to evolve, with companies like Bosch developing advanced systems that rely on a combination of gyroscopes, wheel sensor data, and real-time traffic updates to provide drivers with spoken instructions in addition to visual displays. These systems have made it easier for drivers to stay focused on the road ahead while receiving turn-by-turn directions.

The advantages of digital navigation

One of the biggest advantages of digital-map-navigation is among others the ability to predict traffic patterns and provide real-time traffic updates. This feature allows drivers to choose the fastest route to their destination, avoiding traffic jams and road closures.

Additionally, computer assisted navigation has also made it easier for people to navigate in foreign countries, where language barriers and unfamiliar road signs can be a challenge. With the ability to select different languages and units of measurement, travelers can feel more comfortable and confident when driving in unfamiliar places.

Digitalization has revolutionized the way we find our way around

In conclusion, the digitalization of navigation has revolutionized the way we find our way around, making it easier and more efficient than ever before. From its early beginnings as, transparent maps displayed on an illuminated screen to advanced systems that rely on gyroscopes and real-time traffic updates, it has continued to evolve and improve over time.

However, in case of a long journey, we wouldn’t recommend users to become overly reliant on technology and not take the time to familiarize themselves with the destination or route before beginning their journey. This can lead to situations where users blindly follow the directions of their navigation system without questioning the accuracy or suitability of the route. Therefore, it is important to remember that while digital navigation is a useful tool, it should not replace common sense and good judgment when it comes to navigation and travel.

Smoother journey with iGO Navigation

Whether you're traveling to a new city or exploring new destinations, digital navigation can help make the journey smoother, safer, and more enjoyable. Enter the address in your navigation app, check the route calculated in a couple of seconds, and off you go. You can leave the rest to your navigation system, which – will know where and when you want to go. Child’s play. Try out NNG iGO.

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