The history of the speedometer and odometer

Germany – Frank Jansa, Chief designer of instrumentation, Continental AG, showed www.drivingthenation.com some speedometers and odometers that were 100 years old and older. Jansa showed us speedometers that functioned with the eddy current, a mechanical speedometer that was horizontal. There were moving coil systems and rotary magnet devices that drove the needle. It’s fun to see the old speedometers and remember seeing them on old cars.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.