Audi announced yesterday that the 2010 Audi A8 will come with Google Connectivity, so we will have for the first time Google Maps and GPS navigation together. This is the next step in car GPS navigation. The connection will be possible via a UMTS Modem installed inside the car which will enable faster data transfer as well as simultaneous voice and data connections.
Its multimedia interface (MMI) navigation plus features among other innovations, a highly evolved operating concept incorporating a touchpad – known as MMI touch.
Also included are an integrated hard disk for navigation, phone and audio data and a graphics processor capable of generating high-quality, three dimensional images. The MMI analyzes navigation data predictively, relaying information to the control units managing the automatic cruise control with Stop & Go, adaptive lights and the 8-speed tiptronic gearbox so that these systems can precisely adapt their function to conditions well in advance.