Telenav Customizes Scout for Cars for the European Automotive Market
Personalized Navigation, Traffic, and Search Experience Tailored for
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/13 -- Telenav(R), Inc.
(NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, today
announced the availability of an updated version of Scout for Cars
designed specifically for European drivers. Scout for Cars allows
automakers to offer a personalized and connected in-car navigation
system with features and a user interface that is tailored to meet
the unique needs and driving habits of European drivers.
Telenav uses data analytics to design the in-car navigation
experience, making the most frequently used features accessible with
an easy-to-use interface. The personalized dashboard puts commute
times, local search, favorite places, and recent trips available in a
single touch. Scout also addresses drivers' in-car navigation demands
by making it easier to access addresses and places through hands-free
voice commands or one-box search, a feature that allows users to
enter the entire address or business in one step.
Scout for Cars combines technologies from its embedded, cloud, and
mobile products to provide a consistent and personalized experience
across the web, phone, and car -- so drivers can use the same search
and navigation service no matter where they are. In addition, Scout
transfers a route automatically from the car's head unit to the phone
for "last mile navigation," providing walking directions as needed to
the user's final destination.
"Smartphones have transformed how people use and interact with
devices, even the car," said Sal Dhanani, general manager of
automotive and co-founder of Telenav. "We have been the leader in
personalized navigation for nearly 15 years, so we're able to extend
our easy-to-use and familiar navigation experience from the phone to
Additional Features and Capabilities:
-- Maps and Places: Drivers have access to relevant maps and points of
interest (POIs) such as businesses, parks and landmarks
-- Real-time Data: Local weather and forecasts, traffic, gas prices, and
parking prices and availability
-- Companion App: OEMs can use Scout for Phones or their own branded
smartphone companion app to bring connectivity and services into the
Automakers can customize the user interface to align with their own
branding depending on the region and target audience. For example, an
SUV can have special features like off-road trails. Or, a vehicle
targeting younger drivers can include local nightlife information.
Scout for Cars is immediately available for European automakers to
begin integrating into vehicles. Founded in 1999, Telenav has
experience providing navigation to the automotive and mobile
industries in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
About Telenav, Inc.
Telenav's mission is to help make people's
lives less stressful, more productive, and more fun when they are on
the go. Our personalized navigation services help people make faster
and smarter daily decisions about where to go, when to leave, how to
get there, and what to do when they arrive.
We aim to be everywhere people need us. Our partners are wireless
carriers, automobile manufacturers, app developers, advertisers and
advertising agencies. Our carrier and automotive partners include
AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Ford, NII Holdings, QNX Software
Systems, Rogers, Sprint, Telcel, T-Mobile U.S., U.S. Cellular, and
Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores and on the web
at www.telenav.com and www.scout.me.
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