Leftlane News reports that Honda will soon add Google Earth to cars using its ‘internavi Premium
Club’ navigation service in Japan. Google Earth will interface with the existing navigation service, adding
high-resolution satellite images of cities to current traffic information downloaded via the car's wireless internet
connection. As you may recall, Volkswagen also recently showed off its own Google Earth-enhanced
, although it looks like Honda may actually beat them to the market. No word if/when it'll make
it to North America market though.Update:
As much as we'd like this to be true, it turns
out that Honda isn't offering such a service after all. The car company's just making it easier to use Google Earth or
other services by providing a way to export data from the car's nav system, which can then be manipulated on a PC.
Thanks to everyone who pointed this out!