This is the most basic and simple navigation tool since the dawn of time. Boat manufacturers install them as standard equipment, why not car manufacturers? I know you can get them as ‘luxury’ items, as digital compasses.
I am aware that you can’t put compasses too close to the dash, due to EM interference; however, compasses work fine when stuck on the winshield or near the sunvisor.
Every car I’ve had, I’ve gone out and bought a compass for. This should not be necessary.
People are so lazy today, they can’t even look at a paper map. Also, they pay 00 for a talking gps display when you can get a handheld gps for under 0. Microsoft Streets makes a gps receiver and software you can plug into your laptop or pda for under 0, and it talks too.
Why are people and car makers so navigationally lazy? Your thoughts?