2011 Audi A8 to use Google Earth for navigation besides regular system
We’ve talked about navigation systems in cars before, but this time Audi wants to really strike capture the attention of technology fans, and has announced that its flagship 2011 A8 model, which will appear in spring, 2010, will be able to use Google Earth besides the regular navigation system.
This will be possible through a GPRS/EDGE modem which can be installed in the car, and can use a regular SIM card to download data from the Internet, including pictures from Google Earth, thus accurately displaying your surroundings so that you can better orient yourself.
You will also be able to use the new MMI interface with Google Earth, including the eight-inch touchscreen that the new limousine will posses. Don’t expect the service to be supported right from the start though, as it will likely be introduced in the summer of next year. Until then, you can survive with the regular navigation system.