Google Earth for VW Car Navigation Demo

Last week CNET, one of my favorite online technology information resources, released a video review of Volkswagen’s technology demonstration of a navigation system which uses a custom version of Google Earth with a touch screen interface. You can watch the video review here. The demonstration shows some pretty nice features including touch screen manipulation of panning, stored routes, the classic GE “fly to” mode, and searching for restaurants with description bubbles. The VW demonstration technology was first publicly demonstrated during the Google’s CES Keynote last January.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Good facts. I’m gonna wait for the next update on this.

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