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Honda adding Google Earth to cars (in Japan)

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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 navigation service, 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!



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