Telenav, Inc. provides location-based platform services. The company’s services consist of its automotive and mobile navigation platform and its advertising delivery platform. The company’s auto and mobile navigation platform allows the company to deliver improved location-based services to auto manufacturers, developers, and end users through various distribution channels. The company’s advertising delivery platform delivers targeted advertising services. The company reports operating results in three business segments: Automotive, Advertising, and Mobile Navigation. For the company’s Automotive segment customers, the company offers its auto and mobile navigation platform services to vehicle manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for distribution with their vehicles. The company’s primary automotive customer, Ford Motor Company (Ford), distributes its embedded, or on-board, product as an optional feature with all of its models in the United States. The company’s automotive products are included on models manufactured in North America, Europe and China, as well as in models in South America, Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, the company entered into an agreement with General Motors Corporation (GM) for integration of its on-board and connected navigation solutions in its vehicles, which the company expects to launch in model year 2017. The company’s relationship with GM also includes its mobile phone-based wireless connectivity, or brought-in, services for vehicles, including GM's OnStar RemoteLink mobile application powered by the company’s location-based services platform, which includes mapping and one-box search. In July 2015, the company and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced a partnership for brought-in navigation services where the company’s Scout GPS Link is available in Entune Audio Plus equipped model year 2016 and later Toyota vehicles in the United States. In August 2015, Toyota began shipping vehicles enabled to connect with the company’s Scout GPS Link mobile application, and as of June 2016, the ability to connect to the company’s mobile application is a feature or is available as an option on approximately 75% of 2016 Toyota models in the United States. Navigation Services Platform The company has developed proprietary technologies that enable it to provide location-based mapping and navigation services. These technologies include both client-based and cloud-based services. The company’s client technologies include a navigation and guidance engine and tools allowing the company to develop and deploy new applications for vehicles and mobile phones. The company’s back-end cloud services technologies allow it to deliver real-time location-based data for users and third party software developers that adopt the company’s software development kit and application protocol interfaces. The company has developed a platform that allows it to use multiple data providers for navigation, maps, points of interest, traffic and other location-based content services. In 2014, the company acquired skobbler GmbH (skobbler), a provider of technologies that improve the Open Street Map (OSM) mapping data. By combining these technologies with other proprietary Telenav technologies, the company has developed a range of OSM capabilities that allow the company to use these crowd sourced maps for advanced services, such as navigation. The company’s software and client application development processes, which include design, porting and publication processes, allow it to extend the company’s services to different automobiles across various automotive platforms and in-car electronic systems to meet the requirements of automobile manufacturers and OEMs for its on-board and brought-in automotive products. The company’s back-end cloud technologies include its Geographic Information System (GIS) engines for local search, voice recognition, geo alert and advanced geo data aggregation, traffic and a local advertising platform. The company has developed customized voice recognition technology built upon a third party voice recognition engine to serve the specific needs of navigati
telenav inc (TNAV:NASDAQ GS)
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Santa Clara, CA 95054
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