by Will Park

For the past few years, Audi has put its focus on driver-assistance technology into high gear. Audi’s all-new A7 – which has been well received by both the auto press and consumers — features a number of high tech features that make it unique.

It’s one of the world’s first cars to integrate Google Earth into its infotainment and navigation system. NVIDIA, Audi and Google have worked together for years to bring the look and feel of Google Earth to an in-car navigation system that’s capable of routing you to your destination using intuitive reference points and satellite image-based maps.

The A7 is also a connected car, which allows for live Google Earth searches, Wikipedia points of interest, real-time gas prices and allows you to turn the car into a WiFi hotspot on wheels. That last bit means passengers in the backseat can surf the web on, say, their NVIDIA-powered Android tablet. And, in case you’re wondering, it would be highly ill advised for the driver to surf the web while driving.

Soon, all Audi customers will have the option of configuring their vehicles with advanced technologies powered by NVIDIA processors. For now, though, you’ll have to grab one of Audi’s flagships if you want this kind of tech in your car.

Check out the video below to see all this tech in action.

Is there any technology you’d like to see make the jump from the desktop/laptop computing space to your car? Sound off in the comments below.