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    Low Bitrate gothate's Avatar
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    Google + Volkswagon GPS

    I'm sure that this has probably been posted 37 times before, but a quick search didn't pop up anything.

    Google, Volkswagen Making In-Car Navigation



    Looks a little similiar to the GooPs thing.
    Finally 3d accelerated maps though. wtf took them so long?

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    Thats nice, now if we could get something like that for our CarPC's the world would be a better place

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    We're working on it.

    this + this = what you want

    Feel free to help out, if you're so inclined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gothate
    I'm sure that this has probably been posted 37 times before, but a quick search didn't pop up anything.
    Only about three.

    It's just Google Earth with locally-stored map data, a touchscreen-friendly interface and a VW logo.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    the catch is the locally stored 3d map data... that has been hard to come by...
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    Quote Originally Posted by strohj
    the catch is the locally stored 3d map data... that has been hard to come by...
    A lot of people wonder why Google is trying to roll out free WiMax access. With this in mind, it should be obvious. Think about it...

    Google's raison d'etre is targeted advertising in the virtual world. By requiring use of their software they can bring that to the physical world. They would simply re-code Google Earth in such a way that as you are driving down the highway, little virtual billboard bubbles can pop up above stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. For a price, of course.

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