By McKinley Noble | 01-03-2013 | 6:55AM
Any modern GPS navigation system has its own useful set of bells and whistles, but just about everyone in the world gets a lot of mileage out of Google Maps. Now, it's getting another look from auto manufacturers.
In a recent post on Google's official blog, the company announced a new partnership that'll see their navigation tools as a built-in feature with vehicles from Hyundai Motors.
As the largest automobile manufacturer in the world (which produces both Hyundai and Kia cars), they will officially be supporting Google's Send-to-Car software, using their vehicles' own tech to fully integrate with both Google Maps' and Google Places' respective APIs.
In a nutshell, that means their vehicles will be better equipped to use Google's toolset via voice search and local data.
It's not stopping with Kia either, as Audi, Daimler and Tesla Motors will also be following suit with future models.
Google Maps has been making key strides in improving its worldwide data, fleshing out its free service with vector maps that more accurately portray the density and scope of urban areas, in addition to revamping its step-by-step navigational features and traffic tools.