Google and VW Join Forces

Looks like Google and Volkswagen are banding together to work on a vehicle that will use Google Maps/Google Earth in a VW in-car navigation system. Working with NVidia to build the system, it will include three-dimensional graphics and, hopefully, other features like automatic personalized information updates. But don't hold your breath—there are still no definite plans to release this system to the public, and right now it's just a prototype.

This is, however, the first time we've seen confirmation that Google is interested in using its map data in a commercial gadget.

Volkswagen teams with Google on navigation system [Reuters]