Next-Gen Audi A8 Includes Handwriting Recognition, BafflinglyS

Think texting while driving is dangerous? How about leaning over to the center console to scrawl "NEAREST BATHROOM!!!!!" on your car's navigation system with a stylus? Audi's next-gen A8 includes handwriting recognition to make that dangerous dream a dangerous reality.

We don't know much about the feature, integrated into Audi's MMI navigation system, partly because the Google translation of the source comes up with hilarious gold like "The switch salad on the center console is passé." Is it ever!

The new models will be coming out in November, and it looks like the revamped MMI is focusing on a touchscreen interface to simplify the process of navigation. Hopefully that extends to the odd inclusion of handwriting recognition in a car. [German Car Blog]