BMW has just thought of a good idea: why not give those snooty BMW owners who insist on calling their cars "beemers" the ability to send Google Maps street addresses to the car, which are then immediately input into its GPS system?
BMW Assist can receive messages that look a lot like email in the car, which might have dubious value otherwise, but when you're thinking about how you must write down addresses on little slips of paper and then re-enter them into a car GPS system, this starts to make sense. Check out the video and some fresh commentary, after the jump.
Thinking about this a little more, there's that problem of people checking these messages as they barrel down the Autobahn at 160mph. Maybe there's a way to disable this function once the car's speed surpasses 150 mph. But then, that's not that much different from just simply playing with a GPS system while driving, or talking on a cellphone. We're just hoping that soon our robot overlords will learn how to drive.