Pioneer India Electronics has announced that it is integrating MapmyIndia‘s navigation system with their new in-car entertainment system, the AVIC-F60BT. The hybrid system comes pre-loaded with a custom user interface, which, according to MapmyIndia, allows users of the system to switch between entertainment and navigation modes. The entertainment-navigation combo is priced at Rs. 49,990.
The partnership means that drivers will be able to access MapmyIndia maps with the in-built GPS for navigation. The maps offer house address level data, landmarks in 2D and 3D, images of major junctions etc. The Pioneer system can also MirrorLink with Android and iOS phones, allowing access to Google Maps or Apple Maps.
The partnership follows on from other collaborations between MapmyIndia and Indian manufacturer Tata in its Bolt and Zest which will be launching navigation solutions in new models. MapmyIndia had also tied up with BMW, Jaguar-Land Rover, Maruti, Honda, Mahindra among others to offer build in navigation solutions.
MapmyIndia also offers apps for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Mobile Browsers and Windows 8. Additionally the company offers its own in-car entertainment/navigation systems and Navi-box attachments for Sony, Pioneer, JVC and Kenwood systems.
MapmyIndia is India’s leader in digital map data, navigation, tracking and GPS & GIS based systems integration services.
Established in 1992 by Rakesh Verma and Rashmi Verma, as an IT services provider, the company entered the GIS arena in 1994 and has been instrumental in the introduction of innovative technologies and products throughout India. MapmyIndia pioneered the usage of geo-data based services and products and has been at the forefront of leveraging the advent of mobile communications and internet by introducing consumer focussed mobile Apps and location based services. Continuous innovation in product development has led to MapmyIndia receiving many awards and recognition from media and industry, including a recent citation in the Harvard business Review for its customer funded business model.