MapMyIndia opens door to self-driving cars in India, unveils technologies at Auto Expo 2016

By February 7th, 2016 AT 4:16 PM

MapMyIndia, India’s technology leader in digital maps and GPS is all set to showcase innovative technologies for building self-driving cars. It will unveil the self-driving car technologies at the Auto Expo 2016.

MapMyIndia’s RealView technology will bring additional safety and self-driving capabilities in cars, claims the company. The technology currently provides advanced map data enabling seamless navigation systems in cars. The advanced version will sync high-resolution panoramas (360-degree photos) with highly accurate GPS and accelerometer data. This would provide a complete and precise dataset for the cars’ driving systems.

With this RealView technology, even the potholes on the road, speed breakers, road signs, traffic signals etc. can be accurately pinpointed. With accuracy in the navigation system, the cars can get advanced warnings and hence, can take intelligent decisions on driving.

Besides the self-driving cars, the Government agencies too can use RealView technology data set for improvement of road design and traffic hazards of the country.

“We are very passionate about making cars and cities in India smarter and safer, which can ultimately improve the lives of all citizens in India. We have been building extremely detailed, accurate and updated maps of India for the last 20 years and have continuously invested in building cutting-edge technologies that can push the boundaries of what’s possible in India,” said Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapMyIndia on the new launch.

“Today, we are in a unique position to provide vital technologies, which can accelerate the advent of self-driving cars in India. We are well integrated into the automotive OEM universe and look forward to showcasing our latest technologies at Auto Expo. I am happy to say that MapmyIndia’s maps, location technologies, and solutions have stood the test of time and demands of the industry. We will continue to introduce innovative map and GPS technologies and solutions that help make India better,” he added.

Besides the RealView technology, MapMyIndia will also showcase DriveMate, a plug-and-play GPS IoT device for vehicle tracking and driver behavior monitoring. It can be simply plugged into the vehicle’s CAN interface to receive information. Fleet management systems, computer-aided dispatch solution for emergency response vehicles etc. will be the other launches at Auto Expo 2016.

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