1971: Tomorrow's World: Cassette Navigation

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Paul Potter : That was pretty amazing for its time.

Simir Johnson : Witchcraft! Stay clear from this devils work.

JonnyInfinite : God, I haven't been asked for directions for years....I almost miss it

Davey R : My Satnav is on 8 Track.

Andy Jarman : A cassette of tape no less! That'll show Jonny foreigner a clean set heels I'll be bound! I trust they'll be selecting a voice with better diction for the production model.

Mai Nem : Just wow! As long as there's no diversions, this works even better than modern SatNav ... you get much more detailed instructions "turn right just before McDonalds into Eddington Road" etc. I like how they cleverly linked the distance travelled to the car's mileometer.

Midi Play Box : I will ask Techmoan to demonstrate this!

Tavy Hintz : Awesome invention, I want that! Is it still produced? I bet the instructions are on CD now :)

Betaman : “Cassette Of Tape”

Crazy Jay : Britain leads the world again

twphotographic : The equipment is now at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire

Ravedaze : Do we have to drive a VW Beetle to make this work?.... I’m sold 😃

speak freeley : The ending then & now. No change there.

Joojoo Jurrila : A clever invention, but obviously not very practical. A map was more versatile than this.

Tim : you would only need the tape once

Geert365 : Haha (seems i laughed at the end).

davidf2281 : I love how so much of Tomorrow's World was just complete and utter bollocks.

Robbie Crosbie : You would need a boot full of tapes lol

Nathan A : God dam the creation of GPS its designed to irritate the driver

HalfAnon : MAPS, ever heard of them???

pigknickers : "cassette of tape" - I like it!

Ex Sparky : Great a glove box full of cassettes ....

DJosephWells : A device that gives you directions while driving? What kind of sorcery is this? ;-)

xxx xxx : Looks like we’ve got a solution for the post Brexit satnav system! And to think those stupid Europeans use satellites to find their way about 🤣

Gino Foto : Navigation without a satellite system would be fully feasible today, it would be enough to mark all roads with plenty of sensors, this world need GPS backup anyway.

Drama Alert : Ideas comes today, Reality becomes tomorrow.

Stephen o malley : Easily get you home from the pub pissed lol

kevlandy : Michael Rodd!

blood mapedit : That's terrific! For the future I envision some kind of silvery miniature elpee that can store 150 minutes of speech in mono, so no need for heeps of cassettes or winding anymore|!.

Nibbles hussey : I wonder why this was recorded in black and white? Didn't they have new fangled futuristic colour by 1971?

Paul martin : Is that Alan Partridge's dad?

Javier Garcia Alvarez : What have we here, laddie? Mysterious scribblings? A secret code? No! Poems, no less! Poems, everybody! The laddie reckons himself a poet!

Paul Westwood : Tomorrows World in 1971 still in black & white?

Green Apple : ha ha ha

BennyB5555 : When rich Americans are spending “hundreds” of dollars on their cars! LOL (Try everyone spending thousands these days)