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Old 05-12-2019, 05:56 AM
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Someone opined on another forum, that the TSB software update to fix the overhead camera view glitch replaced Google Earth with the rumored HERE system German auto makers will, supposedly, use to replace GE in 2018 and forward MMI systems, again, supposedly, in 2020. The new view does have the annoying copyright and (perhaps) annoying horizon view, but to me it still looks like Google Earth. Any inside info on this? Thx!
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The Google Earth satellite view was replaced with the Google Maps satellite view in the most recent TSB, which is subtly different, but not from HERE. Some folks complain that it doesn't offer the same resolution, and some complain about more prominent copyright messages, but I let my subscription run out and I don't have any personal experience with it other than the pictures that I see posted in the forum. The maps themselves are and have always been from HERE.
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Thanks for the info! No complaints on mine - I actually think it improved the resolution. The copyright string is somewhat distracting, but I actually like the route highlights better, and the horizon was on my BMW maps before 2015, so no biggie either. So alas, no preview of what might replace Google Earth in 2020....
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Thanks for the info! No complaints on mine - I actually think it improved the resolution. The copyright string is somewhat distracting, but I actually like the route highlights better, and the horizon was on my BMW maps before 2015, so no biggie either. So alas, no preview of what might replace Google Earth in 2020....
Audi has replaced Google with HERE in the latest MMI system in the all-new A6,7,8 and Q8. This will find its way into all upcoming Audi models, including most likely the face-lifted Q7. All other models as far as I know will still loose the satellite view end of next year.

https://www.here.com/en/company/stra...s/audi/IVIdemo
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Audi has replaced Google with HERE in the latest MMI system in the all-new A6,7,8 and Q8. This will find its way into all upcoming Audi models, including most likely the face-lifted Q7. All other models as far as I know will still loose the satellite view end of next year.

https://www.here.com/en/company/stra...s/audi/IVIdemo
Will 2019 Q7s loose it? Or will there be an update one can get applied to the older MMI system? Just trying to understand what impact, if any, there may be for anyone with the old MMI system (so non face-lifted Q7).
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Will 2019 Q7s loose it? Or will there be an update one can get applied to the older MMI system? Just trying to understand what impact, if any, there may be for anyone with the old MMI system (so non face-lifted Q7).
As far as I know there hasn't been any announcement by Audi regarding an update for older systems. Last time I inquired, their position was that all current models will loose it and new models will support a new system.
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According to a statement from the Audi social media rep on Audizine, 2019 & newer models are equipped to receive the new satellite maps. 2018 & older will lose them in 2020.
Interesting that in the MMI setting in my 2019 Q8 now refers to “satellite maps” rather than “Google Earth”.

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As far as I know there hasn't been any announcement by Audi regarding an update for older systems. Last time I inquired, their position was that all current models will loose it and new models will support a new system.
Well, that just cost Audi $499 from me for every 18 months. If my soon to arrive 2019 loses it in 6 months, that is about the time my free Connect will expire. I suspect I will prefer Google Maps and Android Auto on the MMI anyway (I do in my truck). Frankly, I am really getting tired of proprietary systems from automakers anyway. Most of them suck (and definitely not just Audi's) and do not stay up to date. Gimme Android Auto (or Apple Carplay if you are an Apple fanboy) any day. Free updates as long as your phone is halfway current (and even if it is not, a new phone is a lot cheaper than a new car).

And lest those who wait for the 2020 gloat too much, your turn will come in a few years if history is any guide....
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Originally Posted by Cadx6 View Post
According to a statement from the Audi social media rep on Audizine, 2019 & newer models are equipped to receive the new satellite maps. 2018 & older will lose them in 2020.
Interesting that in the MMI setting in my 2019 Q8 now refers to “satellite maps” rather than “Google Earth”.
Sure hope that is true, if not, it cost me the satellite map and Audi $499 every 18 months. We shall see.
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According to a statement from the Audi social media rep on Audizine, 2019 & newer models are equipped to receive the new satellite maps. 2018 & older will lose them in 2020.
Interesting that in the MMI setting in my 2019 Q8 now refers to “satellite maps” rather than “Google Earth”.
That is my understanding, however it means all-new or refreshed models released in 2019 or later. The 2019 Q8 was the first model released with the new MMI that supports HERE satellite view instead of Google Earth/Maps. For the Q7 you have to wait for the facelift to get the new MMI.
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