Planning a road trip to somewhere you've never been, and wondering what the scenery would be like? Now you can find out with Google Earth Driving Simulator, a browser based simulator built on top of the Google Earth browser plugin.
You can't actually drive yourself but the map shows you how to drive. Just enter a starting location and a destination. Click on go, then go to the simulator panel and hit 'start.' You can adjust your speed but driving slow will show high resolution imagery and 3D buildings.
(thanks Cora)The Presurfer