BMW uses MapmyIndia’s digital maps

MapmyIndia, India’s leader in maps, GPS navigation and location-based services, today announced that the GPS navigation system in BMW’s 7 Series cars – India’s first integrated navigation system in the luxury car segment – will use MapmyIndia’s highly accurate and detailed digital maps. The integrated navigation system will be a standard feature in all BMW 7 Series models. MapmyIndia’s detailed maps, used by BMW’s integrated navigation system, can be viewed on the high-resolution display and zoomed as needed. BMW India dealership locations and contact details are also mapped in the BMW Navigation Professional to provide easy access for after sales and service across all locations in India. The map updates will be available at BMW India dealerships twice a year keeping the data current and more comprehensive with enhanced navigable attributes like one-way, turn restrictions etc. and more number of cities at a detailed level. The navigation map data from MapmyIndia includes highly detailed street level maps for some 902 Indian cities as well as national connectivity to over 574,000 towns and villages connected by over one million kilometres of highways and road network. The maps also highlight some three million points of interest across 50 categories of attractions such as hotels, restaurants, ATMs, petrol pumps, etc. Map content will be updated every six months. BMW’s integrated GPS navigation system is user-friendly and guides you to your destination smoothly and quickly. The destination can be easily keyed into the system in a variety of formats – PIN (Postal Identification Number), intuitive spelling entry or through previous destinations memorized by the system. The current location of the car is established by the system, calculating the best route and guiding you step-by-step to the destination.

About MapmyIndia

MapmyIndia (CE Info Systems (P) Ltd.), a New Delhi-based ISO 9001-2000 Company founded in 1992, is India’s leader in premium quality digital map data and consumer navigation services. Since 1994, through continuous field surveys and state-of-the-art mapping technology, the company has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, robust and reliable navigable map dataset for all India. MapmyIndia is driving the Indian navigation industry by providing internet, mobile and in-car navigation products to end consumers directly as well as in partnership with leading international and national players. The company has been providing GIS based enterprise solutions to over 500 leading corporate and government organizations in every vertical. In 2004, MapmyIndia was short listed by NASSCOM as a showcase company for IT innovation in India. Most recently, MapmyIndia’s Managing Director was elected by GPS Business News as the “World’s GPS Businessman for the year 2007” for driving the navigation industry in India.

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