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Volkswagen and Google Team Up to Explore Future Vehicle Navigation Systems
Posted on 4-Feb-2006 10:13. | Tags Filed under: News.

Volkswagen and Google Team Up to Explore Future Vehicle Navigation Systems
Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Google recently presented their vision of vehicle navigation at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and it's closer to virtual reality than ever before.

Volkswagen, Google, and graphics chipmaker, nVidia, are working on an in-car navigation map system and display that is 3-dimensional and more real looking than anything that's available today.

Driver and Passenger will be able to recognize where they are in relation to the surrounding topography, especially in urban areas that are depicted with depth and accurate size relationships between buildings and roads.

Highlights of Volkswagen's prototype vehicle include a vehicle-centric touchscreen interface to Google Earth with state-of-the-art graphics, accurate 3D maps and real-time traffic updates and routing. This open system harnesses the power of the web to maintain a dynamic database of current information on restaurants, dealerships, gas stations and other points of interest that can be overlaid directly onto the user's 3D map.

The companies say high-quality 3D and satellite-based representations of the world are becoming an exciting feature in on-line search engines and navigation. These photo-realistic, high-resolution 3D images are not only more engaging for the user, but they are also more efficient and accurate at conveying information than traditional 2D mapping representations.

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