Well, a car equipped with a GPS is God’s gift to men who don’t ask for directions, even when they are lost! So, now for those wanderers, here’s car-splurging with a cause. The 2011 Audi A8 yet again proves why not just eye-candy but is also value for money. The sedan comes with an 8-inch LCD screen that shows you landmarks in 3D, thanks to a collaboration with Google Earth and terrain-mapping functionality. The new system will use a UMTS modem for transferring data to the navigation system for downloading the maps. The data is then used to do an online search through a multimedia interface through which a user can search for “Cabinet maker,” which displays the results.
The mounted computer then matches the street data with the Google Earth 3D terrain model and provides route guidance through the map. Talk about life-like real-time support!