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Financial Express Interviews Shivalik Prasad for his thoughts on the future of Car GPS devices

Smartphone have replaced many devices— including small cameras, notebooks, voice recorders, portable stereo systems and one such is standalone navigation with plethora of smartphone navigation apps. The concept of finding an unknown place has got much easier than before while exploring new places. So is it safe to say smartphones have replaced the standalone navigation device?

“Standalone GPS devices are simply more convenient to use. You can rely on these devices, without the problem of data connectivity”. Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director, MapmyIndia, informs “There are still a lot of customers who want a product that’s fit for one purpose, i.e. showing maps and guiding you to your destination. You can use your phone too for navigation, but a device is more convenient to use. So don’t dismiss car GPS devices yet!

standalone GPS devices

Car GPS devices

Read more at – http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/car-gps-devices-what-is-better-smartphone-or-dedicated-device-here-is-guide-for-you/930291/

MapmyIndia partners with Ford SYNC AppLink

  • This is a joint endeavour to deliver a superior Connected Car System in India and to enable a safer navigation experience
  • MapmyIndia’s Map App on Ford SYNC AppLink Platform now has nearby search by category listing and brand listing

MapmyIndia, India’s leader in premium quality digital map data and APIs, GPS navigation, Tracking, Location Apps & GIS Solutions, today announced its partnership with Ford, on their AppLink platform with an enhanced version of MapmyIndia’s Map App (download the Android mobile app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmi.maps&hl=en). Ford SYNC platform so far provided Points of Interest Search around a current location, but the enhanced version will now let the user search Points of Interest via category listing (18 categories and 108 sub-categories), and also specific brand names. In addition, the user will also experience voice as well as textual driving directions to the selected Point of Interest.
Ford SYNC AppLink

Commenting on the partnership, Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director of MapmyIndia said, “We have been digitally mapping India for over 20 years and have brought the benefits of digital maps to all Indians through breakthrough innovations in the automotive sector. We want to make the world better using maps & location technology and we share Ford’s vision to bring a SUPER Safe & Convenient navigation& mapping experience in-vehicle using voice commands on Ford Technologies. Our cutting-edge location technology can assure that drivers & passengers will be able to experience and find nearby points of interest either by category or by brand, in the real world from the comfort of their vehicle, enabling a superior connected car mapping experience. ”

Ford SYNC AppLink platform

Ford SYNC AppLink platform

“Ford SYNC AppLink platform gives drivers and occupants more choices to make their driving enjoyable and informative while on the move,” said Julius Marchwicki, Director Connected Vehicle & Services, Ford Asia Pacific. “We are very excited to expand Ford’s SYNC AppLink portfolio with new India-specific apps such as Maps app by MapmyIndia.”

Ford Sync

Ford Sync

About MapmyIndia (www.mapmyindia.comhttp://eloc.me/mmi000)

MapmyIndia’s mission is to make the world better through maps and location technologies. Founded in 1992, MapmyIndia is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data and APIs, GPS navigation, tracking, location apps, and GIS solutions.

Headquartered in New Delhi with offices across India, MapmyIndia is an ISO 9001-2012 company with 750+ people that pioneered digital mapping in India. Since 1995, through continuous efforts of its 400+ professional field surveyors and state-of-the-art mapping technology, including its revolutionary RealView service which captures, analyses and publishes the world in 3D and 360-degree photo-realistic clarity, MapmyIndia has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, reliable, full-featured, professionally created and continuously updated digital map data set for all India, which are used for a wide range of applications including Navigation, Telematics, Autonomous Driving, Geographic Information Systems, Location Based Services and Smart Cities.

MapmyIndia makes not just the most advanced, accurate and detailed maps of India, but also the best GPS-based IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices optimised for use in vehicle, asset and personal navigation and tracking, market-leading location-based enterprise SaaS (“Software as a Service”), popular and delightful hyper-local mobile and web consumer apps, including maps.mapmyIndia.com, India’s very first and most detailed, accurate and comprehensive interactive online mapping portal, and NaviMaps, the best offline GPS navigation app for India. To enterprises and developers, MapmyIndia also provides a whole range of Map, LBS, GIS, GPS and Telematics Platforms, APIs, professional services and customized solutions which infuse rich and valuable location intelligence into their own apps, solutions, systems and workflows.

The Hindustan Times lauds the benefits of feature-rich Personal Navigation Devices

Tired of losing network connectivity on your mobile app? Do you miss the next direction when you’re under a flyover? Have you got lost because you’re outside network coverage? It’s time to switch to a personal navigation device loaded with best-in-class, offline & accurate maps from MapmyIndia.

The Hindustan Times agrees with the advantages of having a standalone navigation device, stating that “The major difference between Navigation devices and Navigation Applications are that such devices use satellite signals to function whereas the applications use internet.” These plug and play devices reduce dependability on the smartphone and data network connectivity. Besides house no. level & 3D Navigation maps the device are loaded with host of other features like entertainment, rear view camera display and Bluetooth connectivity. With benefits of this game changing technology, the demand for the navigation solutions has increased manifold over the last ten years driven by the need for security and efficiency.”

Navigation Devices

The Hindustan Times lauds the benefits of feature-rich Personal Navigation Devices

For someone who drives a lot and relies heavily on the GPS navigation, having a dedicated device makes more sense. MapmyIndia’s navigation solutions are available across spectrum of personal navigation devices, mobile apps, In-car entertainment systems, in the aftermarket or by leading OEM manufacturers such as Mahindra, BMW, General Motors, Ford, TATA, etc.

To know more visit: www.mapmyindia.com

MapmyIndia participates in a CNBC Awaaz special on the new iPhone and Apple Watch

Coverage in Outlook Money of MapmyIndia Buzz

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