If you're eager to go on a summer road trip but gas prices have you a little hesitant, the 2D Driving Simulator is for you. Developed using the Google Maps API for Flash that we recently unveiled, it lets you test your (virtual) driving skills at the high speeds of the Autobahn or see how you fare on the other side of the road in London.

You can also read what the simulator's creator, Katsuomi Kobayashi, has to say about it over on the Geo Developers blog. Drive safely!