Michael Feldman wrote:
> Tuck et al,
> > I know that at least some of the GPS receivers built by
> > use software written in Ada. I'm not sure whether these include the
> > automotive ones.
> > -Tucker Taft [log in to unmask]
> Yep, I knew about that "some". The interesting question is whether
> mass-market commercial GPS boxes do, or don't, have "Ada inside."
> Since these things are no longer a curiosity - it is easy to get them
> in rental cars and some hi-zoot retail autos as well - it would be
> VERY interesting if we could say that there's Ada in those Hertz cars.
If you are interested in global positioning systems, check out the $149
system from DeLorme at http://www.delorme.com. The system,
called Tripmate, attaches to your laptop and you put it on the dash of
car. They claim that it gives your position within 300 ft!! I'll let
when I try mine out.