Car companies want to keep (or really hog) their customers all to themselves.  Additionally, they want to monitor the dashboard experience, and have typically frowned upon aftermarket devices and aftermarket software jumping into the pool.  Although Audi was one of the first car companies to join the Open Automotive Alliance at last year’s CES, German car manufacturers and politicians seem to be concerned that large technology companies like Google pose a potential threat the German auto industry. 

Audi has started to provide online map updates to avoid the frustration of detours triggered by out-of-date navigation systems that pushes drivers to services like Google Maps. The offer, which...

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