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MapmyIndia to launch embedded navigation system in two-wheeler


The location service provider, MapmyIndia is all set to launch navigation service for two-wheeler and roll out an alternative to Google Maps.

The company has started working with auto majors for embedded navigation systems in two-wheeler which are currently being provided in cars.

MapmyIndia managing director Rakesh Verma has said that the step will be a benchmark in the age of technology for providing easy-to-use GPS service for two-wheelers.

“With this new offering, we don’t expect to monetise the consumer segment and for the time being will also be subsidising it through our offerings for the government and corporate sector,” he said.

The system will offer accurate travel time to reflect speed, customised route, voice-based navigation and enhance landmark navigation for two-wheeler drivers, according to the BusinessLine report.

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The company believes the navigation service will be far better than Google Maps and hopes to roll out the GPS system in the coming months.

The location-based technology solutions provider has also announced the launch of MapmyIndia Map Engine. The solution is designed to geo-enable applications with faster turnaround time. The engine will be empowered with MapmyIndia’s map data content in the form of map tiles and ready-to-use geospatial functionalities. It can be integrated with any platform and will be cost-effective.

It will help to customise its own map portals and publish-to-user communities, which will be integrated with closed systems as well as those connected to the internet.

In December last year, Google launched the navigation service for two wheelers on Google Maps. ‘Two-wheeler mode’ offers alternative routes and shortcuts easily accessible to bikes, where larger vehicles can’t enter.

Being India’s interactive online mapping portal, MapmyIndia builds and provides personal navigation and tracking services across the country.

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