I found this interesting- According to CNN, the use of GPS will be limited in the 2006 Dakar rally, to go back to more traditional navigation techniques. Historically, this race has had vehicles manned by a driver and co-pilot, and part of the test of human and mechanical endurance was the test of being able to traverse the often challenging puzzles presented by the landscape.
Since 1978 this race has been run- This year, it kicks off starting tomorrow, December 31, 2005, and traverses over 9,000 km, from Lisbon through the most rugged terrain of the hinterlands of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Senegal.
The progress can be tracked online at the official site.
Do I take it that this means we won't be seeing any endorsements of Galileo from the Dakar organizers?
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