The destination control compass was an advanced piece of barsoomian technology pioneered by Carthoris the son of John Carter. The invention had a significant impact of barsoomian culture, it is said to have ushered in a new era of invention and innovation. How device itself functions is unknown, but it is based on the older Destination Compass that functioned by entering in a destination and the compass it will always point towards the destination. Carthoris' innovation allowed the craft to automatically move to its destination without input from the pilot.

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