Check Out Google Maps Navigation (Beta)

I have two navigation systems in my car. Yep, two. I have a backup in case one fails. I have made a hobby out of getting lost. Since I’ve been known to drive from Georgia to South Carolina and end up in Florida, you can understand how excited I get over navigation systems.

When I watched this video about Google Maps Navigation, I almost fell out of my chair. This is a total dream come true for me, and when I get my Android 2.0 phone, I am very excited it will come with this feature for free.

Since this intuitive system is connected to the cloud, there are seven features that it has that your current navigation system does not have.

When you watch the video below, each one will be explained in detail.

1. Search in plain English
2. Search by voice
3. Live traffic view
4. Search along route
5. Satellite view (high fidelity)
6. Street view (my favorite)
7. Car dock mode

According to YouTube, this video is “a demonstration of Google Maps Navigation (Beta), an internet-connected GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps on Android 2.0 phones.”

This is one of those things that the generation before us would have said couldn’t ever be created. In my opinion, it is nothing short of genius.

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