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Daimler Engineers Showed Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with Google Maps API

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe at the O'Reilly Where Conference - April 2012

The engineers at Daimler have done an amazing job of taking Google Maps and combining it with one of the most-loved automobile — create a “Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with Google Maps API.”

“This top of the line Mercedes-Benz is loaded with all the bells and whistles. The vehicle’s integrated navigation system will be enhanced in certain regions by a fully functional JavaScript Maps API v3 implementation using Styled Maps, Google Places API, Places Autocomplete API, traffic layer, and the Panoramio layer as an Android App for the AMG Performance Media option. This provides the user with a familiar Google Maps interface in addition to the onboard maps from the navigation system,” Google stated.

For night time driving the SLS AMG takes advantage of Styled Maps to create a map that’s easier to view in low-light situations and does not impede a driver’s night vision.

“If you’re driving this around all day, and gets hungry — the Places API integration with Places Autocomplete API comes in handy. Drivers can enter in what they’re looking for it, you can view the destination in Google Street View,” Google said.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with Google Maps API

In the image below, the system is displaying Street View imagery directly in front of the hotel in San Francisco where the vehicle was located for the 2012 O’Reilly Where Conference. From there you can enter directions that are displayed on a Google Map along with the option to display current traffic.

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