MapQuest Moves Offline, Cashes in on Map Mania

Source Title:
Beyond the Web
Story Text:

Mapquest, in response to the growing list of online map services, released a GPS navigation system for cars. The system provides directions based on different criteria, such as fastest or cheapest route.

With the quest for the local search market heating up I wonder,

Will the big 3 search engines offer a comparable service ?
Can Mapquest survive the encroachment of the search engines on their territory ?