MapmyIndia unveils CarPad to revolutionize In-Car travel In India

MapmyIndia, a provider of GPS navigation, announced its
association with Qualcomm to launch  CarPad, a new device that promises to
revolutionize the way we travel in cars in India, at Qualcomm’s India On 2011.


MapmyIndia CarPad, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S1
processor, comes with a large 7″ Capacitive Display, 3G connectivity,
MapmyIndia’s latest fully 3D and connected GPS navigation interface, and rich
app experience of Android packed with many appealing features for car


We are excited to launch CarPad which will revolutionize
the way people travel in cars in India – because of the simple, ingenious way
in which it offers navigation, entertainment, connectivity and productivity to
everyone in the car, be it in the back-seat or the front-seat. For the
industry, we see CarPad heralding a new era of the smart, connected car –
seamlessly merging the consumer’s connected lifestyle into the car. This
strategic collaboration with Qualcomm for CarPad is the first, big step in our
endeavor to converge cars, consumers and connectivity in India and introduce
ground-breaking connected services inside the car,” said Rakesh Verma, managing
director, MapmyIndia.


Qualcomm congratulates MapmyIndia on the launch of
CarPad, the first 3G device optimised for navigation and in-car use, based on
the Snapdragon S1 processor. Combining fast processing capabilities, 3G
connectivity, rich multimedia and GPS engine of the Snapdragon processor, the
Carpad brings a fully optimized in-car navigation and entertainment
experience,” said Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president of Qualcomm and
president of Qualcomm India and South Asia.


MapmyIndia Carpad offers :


Find Everything, Go Anywhere: Experience navigation
beyond your imagination on CarPad, with live turn-by-turn voice guidance to
places, augmented reality with 3D landmarks, buildings and terrain, house-level
details, travel guides and nearby information and friend finders.


MapmyIndia CarPad comes pre-installed with Aura,
MapmyIndia’s latest navigation interface – with full 3D navigation and India’s
richest and most detailed maps, including house numbers, as well as city &
travel guides.


All the maps are pre-installed on MapmyIndia CarPad,
making it independent of the network. MapmyIndia CarPad leverages connectivity
by streaming photographs of places and letting users discover people and
friends nearby, share their location and message with others – connecting users
to everyone and everything around them.


MapmyIndia CarPad is loaded with comprehensive and
accurate all-India maps, with over 5 million places, national-level maps for
5,79,000 towns and villages, street-level maps for 1200 cities, house-level
maps for 18 cities and 3D landmarks and building footprints for major cities.

Perfect for use in-car and on the move: With the bundled
car kit’s head-rest and windshield mounts, you can use the CarPad conveniently
in the car’s back or front seats, and then carry it easily with you to use at
home, office or in a plane.


Stay connected with 3G: You can call, message, mail and
chat with everyone, browse the web at high speed, and socialize with others
anywhere using the CarPad’s in-built 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth!

In-car and portable entertainment: Listen to FM Radio and
music; Watch movies & YouTube; Flip through photos and Flickr; Click photos
and record videos; In-car entertainment was never so much fun!


By Team
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