MapmyIndia will be showcasing technologies that will help build self-driving cars, at the Auto Expo 2016 – Components Show, New Delhi. MapmyIndia will also be showcasing its range of automotive and transportation focused map and GPS products and solutions.
In December 2015, one of India’s largest eCommerce marketplaces, Flipkart, took a “strategic minority stake”in MapmyIndia to support its delivery and logistics activities. Also, car share firm Ola bought a multi-year mapping licence from MapmyIndia.
RealView Technology and Advanced Maps for Self-Driving Cars
To add additional safety and self-driving capabilities in cars, MapmyIndia is offering to vehicle manufacturers a novel solution, RealView, in addition to its Advanced Map data that already powers the navigation systems in most cars in India today. MapmyIndia RealView syncs high-resolution panoramas (360 degree photos) with highly accurate GPS and accelerometer data to create a ground truth reference dataset for the car’s driving system. In addition, MapmyIndia RealView, when paired with MapmyIndia’s highly detailed and accurate Advanced Map data set for India can be used geo-tag, measure and analyze various assets of interest, such as potholes, speed breakers, road signs, traffic signals overhead bridges, lane markers, road shoulders etc. which can help give cars advanced warning of upcoming objects and help cars make intelligent decisions on driving and alerting maneuvers in advance, improving safety and enhancing Advanced Driving Assistance and Self-Drive capabilities of cars in India. Finally, MapmyIndia RealView can also be used by government agencies, especially transport and road authorities, for improved road design, traffic planning, encroachment analysis etc. to improve the underlying transport infrastructure which can facilitate safer road conditions. At Auto Expo, MapmyIndia will be showcasing demonstrations of its RealView technology.
Map and GPS Solutions for Consumers, OEMs and Enterprises
At Auto Expo this year, MapmyIndia will also be demonstrating the following:
• An upcoming consumer product, DriveMate, which is a plug-and-play GPS IoT Device for Vehicle Tracking and Driver Behaviour Monitoring. DriveMate, as an OEM solutions, can also plug into the vehicle’s CAN interface to share vehicle diagnostics and health information.
• Connected Car platform targeted towards car manufacturers and tier 1 system suppliers, which delivers Smartphone-Connected In-car Navigation, Telematics and Map APIs for making the Car Infotainment System and 3rd Party Apps Location-Aware. This platform is already being used by Tata Motors and was recently launched by Jaguar Land Rover as well.
• Fleet Management Systems Computer Aided Dispatch Solution for Emergency Response Vehicles such as Fire Trucks, Ambulances and Police Vehicles and GPS Fleet Management System for School Buses and Logistics Trucks, which can help improve capabilities and productivity of these enterprise fleets.