2011 Audi A8 gets handwriting recognition

Audi says the 2011 iteration of its flagship A8 luxury sedan will sport handwriting recognition among its many features.

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Audi's flagship A8 luxury sedan is the company's technological tour de force, and the company says its 2011 iteration will sport handwriting recognition among its many features.

The feature will be supported in the vehicle's Multi Media Interface, or MMI--effectively the navigation/media unit in the car's console. It allows the user to write the destination in freehand and then use the touch screen to manipulate the directions as necessary.

Read more of "2011 Audi A8 adds handwriting recognition to in-car UI" at ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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    Andrew Nusca is the editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor at ZDNet. He has written for New York, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics, and Money. He is based in New York.

     

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