2010 Audi A8 MMI with Google Earth image

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.

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  • http://www.carplanet.com.au/ Jeremey

    Audi does it again. This company is always about style, comfort and safety. The principles guiding this company have resulted in a well regarded organization who builds fantastic vehicles. They are smart and sleek without appearing overly pretentious. Even when they include all the wonderful gadgets, Audi still manages to do this with style. The MMI is no whimsical gadget either, this is also a smart piece of machinery that just adds to your driving comfort and security. Well done.

  • http://www.relaxcarhire.co.uk/ CheapCarRentals

    Audi scores another point yet again! I am intrigued at how Google Earth will work with the MMI touch; sounds like heaps of fun already!