Due to rapid development, a variety of information can be obtained from the road by the cars.
India’s leading map production company MapmyIndia has map data over a period of 25 years. In recent years, to develop a new service to Konekuteddoka (leading car) and MaaS (mobility-as-a-service) to aim for the automotive industry.
Rohan Verma Speaks to NNA on the demand for Map Data for the automotive industry
8 May, India, New Delhi (NNA shooting)
– The Business Overview
It is divided into a plurality of business. Map production, provide a map API (application programming interface), navigation services, research based on the geographic information system, data collection, data analysis, it is 7 business of mobility services. Of these map data, the map API, 3 field of navigation occupies a large portion of sales. It is almost the entire company and trading of manufacturers that sell finished vehicles in India.
– We have developed a kind of service for the automotive industry
OEMs are currently interested in Konekuteddoka (leading cars), not only the navigation function to inform the location and directions, there is a high demand for the analysis of data obtained from the road. One of them there is safety information. Vehicle run with a sensor to obtain information such as “being depressed the accelerator at this point of the road”, “individual cornering tight”. To analyze it, we are developing a service, such as to notify the driver “Please be careful” before reaches the point where the car is applicable.
– Also part of the finished car manufacturers in India are selling electric vehicles (EV). Changes to the map data
In the same way as the gas station, he began to display the location of the charging facility on the map. It signed a tie-up in the same month and Hyundai Motor, which was released the “Kona Electric” in July, indicates the position of the Kona EV dedicated charging facility.
The EV there is a difficulty not to gasoline vehicles. In a small number of the current stage of the charging facility, or vehicle that can run much later, whether Tadoritsukeru to charging facilities in the rest of the power is obtained as compelling information. However, power consumption by the terrain, such as hills and bumpy roads, in other words since the vehicle can travel distance changes subtly, direct the driver to the charging facility is not as easy as you might think. We are now, while superimposed a variety of test, developed a system to be displayed in radar range EV that is capable of running in realtime, it provides a portion of the finished car manufacturers.
– The share of the Indian domestic market map
US Google’s lead in the consumer. In the enterprise, we are recognized as a top. An enormous amount of data in the map production required, new entrants is difficult, competitors are not many. The Company was founded in 1995, collects map data across India over a period of 25 years, it is updating.
– How they collect and update the data
It has assigned a permanent 700 people in the updating of the map data. In the residential areas to make sure the changes in road and building walking staff. Driving a vehicle with a sensor on the big road, we have adopted a method of sending the periphery of the information in our center.
The Company also provides a map app for consumers. This “Did you new shop” to the user, “the area is it safe”, such as the question, it is also to reflect the feedback obtained from there to the updating of the map data.
– The business development in other than India
In the outside India has developed to target the company under the brand name of “Mappuruzu (Mappls)”. Demand for the hotel map called the indoor map is large. Around the world of airports and major hotels, such as commercial facilities in the target, Apple’s one of our customers.
India is or was ambiguous address, Dattari insufficient road infrastructure, difficult often to understand the data. That our experience and know-how that has made the map in the environment, become strengths in order to expand business in other countries.
– The future of the goal
Performance is a non-disclosure but issued a 3% of the profits every year. In addition to continuing the existing businesses, such as map production and navigation, we would like to further strengthen the automotive industry services. In this industry, electric and automation operation, Konekuteddoka, believes and MaaS, new and concept was born one after another, the map data is a treasure trove of information on its implementation is essential. (Interviewer = Kaoruko Naruoka)
CE Info Systems Pvt Ltd
Founded 1995. Auto manufacturers and retailers, infrastructure Development Company, to about 5,000 companies and organizations such as the local government has provided a map data. Employees about 800 people. Map information leading Zenrin has invested about 17%.
Aspiring to make the world a better place with maps & Location technologies, Rohan Verma CEO MapmyIndia, interviewed for Top 100 Nation Builders featured in 100 days of Modi 2.0, an exclusive India today edition dated Sep 23, 2019.
For over 25 years, MapmyIndia has been creating India’s most comprehensive & exhaustive digital maps & database. In-Line with PM Modi’s Digital India vision, MapmyIndia’s indigenously built maps are enabling unique applications for over 5000+ enterprise customers and millions of consumers using map and location-based products & solutions.
Rohan Verma gives insights on growing aspects of location-based technology innovations across industry verticals. India is becoming autonomous ready moving towards ADAS, safety maps & EV spider range maps, making mobility more convenient, efficient and safer. MapmyIndia’s vehicle IoT & telematics is playing a crucial role in this growing ecosystem of multimodal transport system. Businesses today thrive on location data, where user expectations are driven by value for money, be it enhancing fleet optimization, increasing efficiency in sales force management, optimizing logistics and supply chain or retail penetration, MapmyIndia APIs are bridging the location gap.
MapmyIndia’s flagship App – Move is the culmination for all our Maps & IoT based products & solutions. Move gives every Indian the choice to move with freedom and safety. The app is integrated with best in class mapping and navigation features as well as tracking and people safety features. Move is our commitment to continuously evolve to make a better future for India. “We continue to shape up the technology for future and leapfrog India into the digital space providing products & services for smart mobility, smart businesses, and smarter cities”. MapmmyIndia was started as a journey of passion and commitment. Now after over 25 years, we serve as a platform to make India a better place with maps and location technologies and we’re committed to hiring a workforce that represents the same passion and love.
“A long-drawn battle for supremacy is underway in India’s online navigation space…….” states Manu Balachandran of Forbes India in his latest article:
MapmyIndia deeply entrenched in the B2B geo-spatial terrain till now, has consciously invaded the consumer online navigational space incubating plans & strategies for growing dominance over its rivals. Rakesh Verma, Chairman & Managing Director MapmyIndia, in his interview informs Forbes India. “We had said we want to ultimately go to the consumer and today our core strength is building the best quality maps with more focus on the consumers.” MapmyIndia has taken its maps directly to the consumer with the launch of its new app in February, with maps “better than whoever”. MapmyIndia caters over 80% of the B2B market of business in automobiles, and the future looks good with long-term contracts.
Knowing and accepting the tough completion ahead, MapmyIndia is focused on providing a “seamless experience” to each and every customer. MapmyIndia has built an accurate & comprehensive database of the Indian geospatial terrain that few companies can compete with. This includes detailed data collated on the socio-economic, demographic spread, and thousands of points of interest – all of which has been regularly updated through the years. “Focusing on technology, aggressive market reach, the revamped map app & building business with tie-ups, MapmyIndia is geared up to take the industry challenge and provide more meaningful products and services for the businesses, government & consumers in particular.
“They certainly have the accuracy and a good product at hand” Gogia of Greyhound Research points out: “What also works is that the company (MapmyIndia) has an Indian face. That’s a huge advantage with government projects as maps are sensitive entities.”
The MMI Team has worked hard and diligently, using limited resources, yet extremely innovative expertise and developed e-locations or eLoc in short. They have digitally mapped physical properties and addresses, converting each address into a unique, six-digit, alpha-numeric code. MapmyIndia has created a database of over 2 crore such properties across some 7,000 towns and 6 lakh villages in rural India. “Unless somebody can physically map all this, it will be a big entry barrier,” informed Mr. Verma.
MapmyIndia is geared up for a strong marketing thrust and is confident. The products and services being “Made in India” and “Made for India”, with confidence that that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” programme generates the expected and required growth: “We aren’t getting a level-playing field here and if the government is serious about building big companies in India, it must ensure that.”
Forbes India reiterates the confidence radiated by Rakesh Verma when he smiles and says that “he will have the last laugh.”
Win or lose, MapmyIndia is here to stay.
At the recently concluded ESRI India User Conference 2015 event, Mr Shishir Verma was featured by the Geo-Spatial Media. He spoke at length about the advantages of private mapping.
Executive Director of MapmyIndia, Rohan Verma, discusses Flipkart’s minority and strategic stake in MapmyIndia with Manvi Sinha Dhillon of NDTV Profit.
What this news means is that Flipkart has engaged with MapmyIndia in two ways. First off, their minority investment has led to a successful exit of MapmyIndia’s early venture capital investors. But secondly, Flipkart has also licensed MapmyIndia’s Advanced Maps, the largest and most accurate data set for India, to strengthen the supply chain and logistics areas of their business.