Magellan PathMaster Navigation Information System

In the late 1990s, Magellan released the first American-made turn-by-turn navigation system for civilian drivers. The display screen allowed the user to see a map and follow directions. The large computer received GPS data from an antenna and sent it to the display. The small card was a portable hard drive that held map data.

Caption:
Computer for the Magellan PathMaster Navigation Information System.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
JN2012-1317
Innovations
Navigation Methods
 
Computer for the Magellan PathMaster Navigation Information System.
Display screen for the Magellan PathMaster Navigation Information System.