Deutschlanders: E-mail Google Maps to your BMW

Only in Germany so far, expansion on the way.

Google has announced on their blog a new partnership with BMW's Assist driving service--but only in Germany, so far. BMW drivers using Google Maps Deutschland can now "send" selected geographic data from their PCs directly to their in-car navigators. Consequently, there's no need to look it up at home and then look it up again in the car. (Above: Check out Google's promotional video. Don't worry, it's in English.)

It's not available stateside yet, or with non-BMW navigators, but Google has stressed that this is only the first step in the introduction of the "Send to Car" feature. Meanwhile, Google Maps aficionados in the U.S. can play with some of the other new-ish gimmicks, like traffic data, subway stops, and 3D Google Earth content.

 

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