Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) innovates with yet another engineering prowess; develops MBUX info system with COVID-19 Testing Centres in navigation
This innovation is developed by MBRDI engineers in India in collaboration with MapmyIndia
Bengaluru – Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has equipped the third generation of the new GLS launched recently with fully packed connected services through its latest MBUX multimedia infotainment system. As a timely-innovation, the infotainment system will enable users to navigate to the nearest COVID-19 testing centres using the most updated information provided by ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research). This makes the SUV provide important information to its users at the time of need through its connected services.
As the number of cases continues to grow across the globe, MBRDI engineers in Bangalore have achieved this integration in a record time of two weeks, in association with leading service provider of maps & location technology, MapmyIndia. The 12.3-inch infotainment system handles requests using voice commands and gestures.
Mercedes-Benz India users will immensely benefit from MapmyIndia’s COVID-19 India Guide, as they will now have real-time and accurate information about the high risk or no go areas, and thus avoid these while travelling. The information is sourced from the latest government notifications and guidelines issued from time to time, and other credible sources.
Commenting on this innovation, Manu Saale, Managing Director & CEO, MBRDI stated, “This is a proud moment where the team has developed this much-needed innovation to add another layer of safety for our end-customers in India. Our infotainment team, who have a key role to play on the entire MBUX including the Interior Assist & Rear Seat entertainment, earlier this year was instrumental in launching another timely innovation for Korean market where the infotainment system helps in navigating to stores with N95 masks/ respirators, also.” He added, “Our technology platform for MBUX both in onboard (Car) & offboard (Cloud Backbone) is built in such a way to accelerate new services and features to our customer.”
Adapted to suit the Indian requirements, the interior assist software which is another unique function to control the interiors features of the car using gesture. A significant portion of the software application for MBUX is developed at MBRDI in Bangalore. An upgraded Mercedes Me connect app is planned to be released, next month for enhanced user experience.
Upon request, the MBUX infotainment panel will display the centre name, address and phone number. This hyperlocal mapping and location intelligence features are designed to ensure vehicle owners to navigate hassle-free during the current times. This feature gets automatically activated without any hassle of paying an additional fee. As a next step, the team is also working to include Corona treatment centres and many other unique features as well.
Commenting on this collaboration, Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia, said, “Mercedes-Benz is renowned worldwide for its highest level of safety and customer comfort. Ever since the pandemic broke out, our teams have been developing tools and solutions leveraging its best-in-class indigenously developed location technology to benefit Indians. I am happy that a leading company like Mercedes-Benz India has partnered with us in furthering this effort of ours.”
MapmyIndia team is continuously updating new facilities and health centres (testing, isolation and treatment) capable of handling Corona cases, as they come up across India. These are both government and non-government. This data will be available for all the major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune.
MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps and location-based technologies, has launched COVID-19 Tools & APIs (https://www.mapmyindia.com/corona) including map APIs, location-based analytics and GIS (geographical information systems), navigation and route planning, location tracking, fleet and field workforce management to help organizations and businesses open up safely post lockdown. MapmyIndia’s pan-India hyperlocal safety assessment, planning, operational, and visualisation software/tools/APIs empower businesses to assess, visualise, analyse, plan, generate real-time location-based alerts and operate their pan India strategy and activities at a micro- and hyper-local level.
MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs will help maximise business/economic activity and productivity while increasing the safety of all stakeholders – office employees, field workers, delivery and driver staff, and of course, consumers and society at large – from the threat of coronavirus spread. Organisations and developers can also integrate MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools and APIs into their internal employee and external consumer-facing web and mobile applications. This will ensure that the organisation’s entire employee and consumer base is aware of the relevant localised corona safety information and alerts. MapmyIndia is actively working with organisations across various sectors such as Automotive, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, E-commerce and many more to help them deploy these tools and APIs.
“We, at, MapmyIndia are committed to working towards defeating the Coronavirus threat and have from time to time introduced solutions that have helped individuals, governments, and businesses in this hour of need. The lockdown is coming to an end but the threat is still there; hence we need to be on guard. MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools and APIs suite includes Pan India Route & Location Safety Assessment vis-a-vis the evolving corona threat at a hyperlocal level. Organisations and users can map out all their business information and activities such as employee locations, office branches, outlets, and distribution and delivery routes. I am confident that MapmyIndia COVID 19 Tools & APIs will add immensely to the decision-making and operational capabilities of various organizations to resume the much needed economic activity, while keeping Indians safe” says Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia.
MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools and APIs will enable organizations to ensure the safety of their employees, consumers, vendors, and other stakeholders. Armed with comprehensive and updated information, they can make a realistic threat assessment and decide on the best modus operandi to open up their enterprise across locations:
Adding another layer towards consumer safety, enterprises can integrate MapmyIndia’s maps, tools, and APIs, into their consumer-facing apps, websites, and their customer support call centres and chat-bots. Keeping their customers informed on:
MapmyIndia has been proactively working towards the mitigation of the COVID -19 threat through its Move App, and MapmyIndia COVID-19 Public Guide and Map APIs that offer hyperlocal & updated Corona related information to millions of users across India, and in conjunction with many leading central and local government authorities. This includes food and hunger relief centres, night shelters, corona testing, and treatment & isolation centres (Public & Private). MapmyIndia users can also report to the relevant authorities local on-ground lockdown related issues that the citizens are facing on the accurate interactive map.
Today 5000+ organisations already use MapmyIndia’s exhaustive and precise digital map database for the entire country. The tools and APIs for maps, navigation, geo-tracking, and geo-analytics serve varied cross-functional needs of the organizations including strategic planning, operations, fleet management, field workforce management, logistics, marketing, sales, distribution, customer experience, and consumer-facing mobile and web apps. Organization can get in touch for more details on www.mapmyindia.com/contact
Media Coverage about the launch MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs below:
TechNuter – MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs to help businesses safely resume operations, post lockdown
MyMobile – MapmyIndia COVID-19 tools, APIs to help businesses safely resume operations post lockdown
The Mobile Indian – MapmyIndia introduces COVID-19 Tools and APIs to help businesses safely resume operations
CRN – MapmyIndia COVID-19 tools and APIs to help businesses safely resume operations, post lockdown
Auto Tech Review – MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools to Aid Businesses Safely Resume Operations
newsR – MapmyIndia COVID-19 tools and APIs to help businesses safely resume operations, post lockdown
SMEStreet – MapmyIndia COVID-19 Tools & APIs to Help Businesses Safely Resume Operations
We are super excited to announce that MapmyIndia Move has tied up with Huawei App Gallery. This partnership will give users access to an advanced navigation experience on HONOR and Huawei devices.
The AppGallery users will now have access to high precision maps including high definition 3D, house, and building-level detail, superimposed with live traffic and safety information. The Move app also provides the Smart Mobility Platform to address the emerging needs of safety, convenience, and efficiency in the automotive industry and among vehicle owners and users.
Additionally, real-time services such as the opening of new stores, installation of public hotspots, etc. being constantly added to the map, will enrich the need of AppGallery users at a hyperlocal level. The recent integration of full 3D content in the app, using augmented and virtual reality will further allow HONOR and Huawei users to experience the world using the virtual travelling solutions in maps, from their continuous work from home environment.
Addressing the partnership, Charles Peng, President, HONOR, and Huawei India Consumer Business Group said, “We at HONOR and Huawei believe in empowering our consumers with ground-breaking innovations that make their smartphone journey more worthwhile and meaningful. We are proud to announce our liaison with India’s dedicated and leading digital map provider, MapmyIndia. With the flagship mobility app, Move, we aim to take our AppGallery users’ experience beyond navigation to an enhanced mapping ecosystem. Our users can now access hyperlocal real-time updates, accurate locations, live traffic, and ETA from a truly Made in India application.”
Commenting on the occasion, Rohan Verma, CEO & Executive Director, MapmyIndia, said, “MapmyIndia is pleased to partner with Huawei. This will benefit millions of Huawei & HONOR users as they will now have access to MapmyIndia Move app – India’s super app for maps, navigation, safety, and more. The Move app is already a big hit among Indian users as it is high on utility and comes loaded with exciting features viz. hyperlocal real-time updates, doorstep navigation with live traffic and ETA, augmented reality to explore nearby places, IoT device tracking for safety, and eLoc (India’s first 6-character digital address system). The MapmyIndia Move app will come preloaded on Huawei & HONOR phones and will be available on the Huawei AppGallery. With Huawei Mobile Services, we are happy to see a localized app store and app service alternatives being made widely available to Indian users. I am sure that MapmyIndia Move app will prove to be a key differentiator for Huawei in the Indian market, across its offerings – phones, services, and developer ecosystems.”
AppGallery and MapmyIndia have come together to bridge the physical and digital gap by creating the digital twin of the real world for the consumers, which connects people, things, and businesses under one platform introducing features beyond the basic navigation service.
Excited to hear about your experience of using the Move App on HONOR devices.
To download the MapmyIndia Move app from the AppGallery, CLICK HERE.
Latest Media Coverage about the partnership are listed below:
The Times of India – Huawei ties up with MapmyIndia’s Move app for Maps on AppGallery
ET Telecom.com – Huawei joins hands with MapmyIndia to offer map service on Honor devices
Gadgets Now – Huawei ties up with MapmyIndia’s Move app for Maps on AppGallery
91 Mobiles – MapMyIndia’s Move app added to AppGallery, will come pre-installed on Huawei and Honor phones in India
IndiaTv – Huawei AppGallery expands portfolio with MapmyIndia Move app for Maps, Navigation and more
BGR – Huawei and Honor AppGallery gets MapmyIndia Move app onboard for Indian users
TechNuter – Huawei AppGallery ties-up with MapmyIndia
Daily Hunt – Huawei and Honor AppGallery gets MapmyIndia Move app onboard for Indian users
Communications Today – Huawei AppGallery ties-up with MapmyIndia
MyMobile – Huawei AppGallery partners MapmyIndia to bring maps, navigation
MyMobile – Huawei AppGallery on-boards MapmyIndia Move app for maps, navigation and location-based services
Gadgets Innovation – Huawei AppGallery On-Boards MapmyIndia Move App For Maps, Navigation And Location-Based Services
Outlook – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Business Standard – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Devdiscourse – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Latest LY – Huawei Brings Indian Mapping App Onboard as Alternative to Google Maps
Udayavani – Huawei brings Indian mapping app onboard as alternative to Google Maps
Tokyo, Japan, and New Delhi, India, May 21, 2018
MapmyIndia is happy to announce its partnership with NTT DATA Corporation (TOKYO: 9613) a global IT solutions provider, to develop India’s first large-scale 3D map datasets, named AW3D India. The joint undertaking will deliver unrivaled digital-elevation datasets on a fast, cost-effective basis, combining NTT DATA’s expertise and international experience in mapping and 3D technologies with MapmyIndia’s two-plus decades of experience in mapping the Indian terrain.
Businesses and Government users will now be able to better leverage on the most accurate and comprehensive 3D maps of the country, which would make them even more competitive in domestic and international markets. These maps will also help the Indian government and its agencies to better plan and execute infrastructure development, resource allocation, disaster mitigation and prevention, and more.
The partnership is covered extensively by various print and digital media:
Taiwan News: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3436105
“Through our collaboration with MapmyIndia, we look forward to establishing a leading position in India’s 3D mapping market,” said NTT DATA Senior Vice President Shinichi Usui. “Building on MapmyIndia’s local strengths, we will offer 3D datasets that enable our Indian customers to develop sustainable and future-capable businesses. This will be an important step in NTT DATA’s plan to drive the global market for 3D mapping.”
“It has been our endeavor to make available to the Indian consumer the best of mapping and location technology,” said MapmyIndia Executive Director Shivalik Prasad. “I am happy that a leading company like NTT DATA has joined forces with us to develop AW3D maps for India, which are some of the best 3D map datasets in use across the world.
Coverage and Benefits
AW3D® is the world’s most precise, pre-produced global series of digital-elevation models covering all land spaces with five-meter resolution. AW3D also provides high-resolution 3D maps across the globe with up to 0.5m resolution. Users of AW3D India will benefit from up-to-date, highly detailed 3D datasets covering extensive areas of the Indian subcontinent. To develop AW3D India, NTT DATA’s 3D mapping algorithm will be combined with MapmyIndia’s advanced mapping technology. The datasets will be extremely useful for a wide variety of segments in the Indian economy, including telecom, automotive, construction, insurance, and government. AW3D for India’s 3D maps will enable users to make fast, informed decisions for undertakings such as 4G/5G network planning, navigation, insurance risk mitigation and smart city planning.
Headquartered in New Delhi (India’s capital) with offices across the country, MapmyIndia (C.E. Info Systems Pvt. Ltd.) was founded in 1995. The company is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data, APIs, GPS navigation, telematics, location-based SaaS and GIS Solutions.
With over 22 years of continuous efforts, MapmyIndia has pioneered the creation of digital maps in India – the most comprehensive, accurate, and continuously updated nationwide map dataset IP. The company has grown its prowess with cutting-edge location technology, specifically in the areas of Navigation, Tracking, IoT, and Analytics to provide products, services, and solutions to over 10 million end users – be it consumers, enterprises or the government.
MapmyIndia is focused on building a smarter and better future and packages its offerings to contribute to four broad themes – Smart Cars, Smart Businesses, Smart Governments, and Smart Consumers. We are proud to be a truly Indian company that is committed to generating employment for Indians. MapmyIndia endeavors to power the entire ecosystem with best-in-class maps and location, and to leapfrog India to the forefront of the digital world.
About NTT DATA Corporation
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Our emphasis is on long-term commitment, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.
AW3D is the world’s most precise, pre-produced series of global digital-elevation models covering all land spaces with five-meter resolution. NTT DATA developed and sells AW3D jointly with the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC). To date, AW3D has been used in 500 projects and more than 70 countries, mainly in emerging markets countries of Asia and Africa for infrastructure development, disaster-prevention measures and much more. In May 2015, NTT DATA launched an enhanced service that offers high-definition and high-resolution (0.5- to two-meter) satellite images of buildings and other structures, including their heights, in a vector-map format. Please visit http://www.aw3d.jp/en/.
“AW3D” is a registered trademark of NTT DATA and RESTEC in Japan, and a registered trademark of NTT DATA in Europe (EUTM) and the United States.