Muslim Geeks Rejoice

By Deane Barker on November 10, 2003

Patents: Pointing the Car Toward Mecca

“Two weeks ago Mr. Deworetzki patented a navigational system for automobiles that not only shows the driver where he or she is headed but also shows the direction of Mecca at all times.

Moreover, the system can be programmed to play prayer calls at the appropriate times. During Ramadan […] the system alerts drivers to the time of sunrise and sunset, wherever they may be.”