OK, I've found my new favorite feature in a car: Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3.
When I first heard this term, I assumed it meant that someone could send me a photo of a building, and then I could upload it into the navigation system, and the car would direct me to that location. While that's not exactly how it works, it's no less cool.
What picture navigation in the A3 really does is take the geolocation from the photo tag and set the destination that way. Do you see the implication of what that means?
OK, say for example, you're exploring a new Chicago neighborhood, and you find this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. You order the best taco ever, and take a photo of it to share with your sister. You tell her she has to come to this place, it's awesome! Then you leave and promptly forget the name and address of this cool place. But, alas, your sister has an A3, and when she plugs the photo into the navigation, she can drive straight there.
It's actually a really simple concept. Simple, but utterly brilliant.
To see a live demonstration of how the picture navigation works, check out my video with Anupam Malhotra, senior manager of connected vehicles at Audi of America.
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