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MapMyIndia Launches Android-based In-Car Navigation and Entertainment Systems

By Debjit on January 11th, 2012 

The Auto Expo 2012 has manages draw in crowds in huge numbers, with companies bringing out new car models and launching different services. MapMyIndia, the popular location based services and Maps Company launched its in-dash GPS navigation and entertainment systems at the Expo. The entertainment system is Android-based, the company’s second Android product after its Android based tablet featuring its navigation software.

Carpad from MapMyIndia

Carpad from MapMyIndia

This new in-car system is a complete entertainment option for your car, with a large touch screen, DVD player, iPod connectivity, USB and SD card support, Aux-in and AV-in for connecting other audio and video sources, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, AV-in for reverse camera support, Steering Wheel Controls, AV-out to connect to rear-seat or roof-mounted monitors and a built in FM radio player.

The system can be easily installed in any car with a 2-DIN slot, and the company would be pricing it competitively enough once it comes out in the market. The Android based comprehensive system is packed with “internet-connectivity, access to Android Market for downloading apps, live tv, ability to track the live location of the vehicle along with Aura, the company’s full 3D, connected
navigation software with house-level search and MapmyIndia Maps v7.0.

The installed version of MapMyIndia maps claims to offers detail covering 5,76,000 towns and villages at national level, 4000+ cities at street level, 36 cities with house-level details, 20 cities and 6.3 million points of interest.”, according to a company statement.

Moreover, the maps with Aura software have full 3D landmarks, 3D buildings and 3D elevation across hills and mountains, besides house-level search, built-in city and travel guides, detailed trip computer and turn-by-turn voice instructions. What’s more, the system also allows you to stream photographs of places and discover friends nearby, share their location and message other users, through an inbuilt app in the system.

Although high end cars usually come with an inbuilt navigation system, not all cars do. Hence, MapMyIndia can expect a good response to this, as with what one can see, it looks rather promising.

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MapMyIndia Launches Android-based In-Car Navigation and Entertainment Systems was originally published on on January 11, 2012 - 4:35 am (Indian Standard Time)