• Jan 19th 2010 at 6:28PM
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Audi MMI with Google Earth and handwriting input – Click above view the video after the jump

Audi isn't the first to add Google to its in-car information offerings. It is, however, the first to add Google Earth and then tie that in to a suite of mobile tools that will make using your navigation system almost as easy and comprehensive as using your home computer.

In the latest incarnation of Audi's Multimedia Interface (MMI), Google Earth provides a bird's-eye view of the surroundings. Then you can zoom over the landscape, choose a city to investigate and pull up its Wikipedia page. When you know where you want to go, let your finger do the typing on the touchpad to enter your destination. Follow the jump for a video of the system in action. The new A8 just got a little bit sweeter.

[Source: in2itech]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks cool, unlike the car it's featured in...
      • 5 Years Ago
      the focus isn't what you can or cannot do using mmi, but the potential of perform live search queries from a car navigation system, and a huge location based advertising market.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly what i DON'T want. To be advertised too even more. I use adblocker for a reason. Give me an option for built-in nav in a car and i'll turn it down every time. Why don't they advertise a vehicle and boast about they DON'T have navigation system. About how its just arse, seat, engine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Friendly predator missile inbound!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      pity, all that tie in, second generation of the only oem nav with dedicated nvidia 3g acceleration, and still it's outclassed by sync.


      Great work, now put it in all your cars Audi, and give the A3 something better than below par now that the vw products have moved to the RNS-510