Apparently, the new Mercedes-Benz C-class will follow a short list of Google Map nav systems to feature Google Maps as the native navigation app. Cnet reports that recently published interior photos of the new C-class shows Google Earth and Maps embedded into the controls of the infotainment system in the dashboard.
From the article:
“Audi uses Google Earth satellite imagery for its navigation system, although the head unit’s computer performs all route calculation. The Tesla Model S offers Google Maps for its main navigation system, and buyers can opt for stored maps for navigation when outside of a data coverage area.
In a press release, Mercedes-Benz says the new C-class will use an updated controller for the infotainment system, letting drivers use swipe and tap gestures to call up menus and other vehicle functions.”
No other official word has been released about the infotainment system, but the photos are legit.