MapmyIndia Navigator includes the usual features of a PND: turn by turn navigation with voice guidance, rerouting, road avoidance, etc... It is currently available in two hardware models, Delphi Nav 200 and AMAX 06GP5A. Both PNDs have built-in GPS (SirfStar III), 3.5' colour touch-screen and a Samsung 400 MHz processor.
MapmyIndia Navigator offers complete coverage of streets, localities, sub-localities, and points of interest in 18 major cities as well as access to 55,000 towns and villages connected by national and state highways, important landmarks within 150 cities and 200,000 tourist and business points of interest across the country.
“In countries like India, where roads either don't have names, or road signs are not clearly marked, following directions based on road names or traditional methods can be a frustrating experience. With GPS technology and accurate MapmyIndia maps telling you exactly where to take your next turn, unnamed roads or unclear road signs are no longer an issue”, said Rakesh Verma, Managing Director at CE Info Systems, the company behind this launch. “It is our commitment to continually keep providing comprehensive and high quality maps to drive this industry,” he added.
MapmyIndia Navigator is priced around US$550; the devices are currently available at car accessory and consumer electronics dealers in New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai as well as from several e-tailers.
Additionally, MapmyIndia expects to partner with leading hardware manufacturers and consumer brands in the future “to pre-load MapmyIndia Navigator software and maps on a host of handsets and navigation devices”, said the company.