Tata Bolt equipped with MapMyIndia GPS navigation – IAB Report

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014 - 12:29pm IST

The smartphone app gets mirrored on the car’s screen.

Tata Motors has forged alliance with MapMyIndia for the use of GPS navigation technology in its new car, the Tata Bolt. The GPS navigation technology allows the navigation application in the user’s smart phone to sync with the car head unit.

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The in-dash display mirrors the map from a smartphone.

The users get a MapMyIndia Navigation app that has been specially coded for integration between the phone and in-dash screen. With a customized in-car kit, users will now have access to the comprehensive maps in the country, enabling them to search and navigate to millions of points of interest/destinations across India, anytime, anywhere.

Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapMyIndia, said:

It has been our constant endeavour to offer the Indian car owners, the very best of GPS navigation and in this ongoing journey I am happy that India’s largest automotive manufacturer Tata Motors has partnered with us. This would give us access to the large number of Tata car buyers and MapMyIndia‘s navigation package would certainly add to their (customer) delight. I look forward to a long and mutually fruitful partnership.

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The Tata Bolt would be launched sooner than later.

Also read our review of the Tata Bolt 1.2-litre Revotron petrol

Bolt owners will now be able to use maps that are localized with voice guidance, besides getting exhaustive coverage with 10.54 million unique destinations (Points of Interests), expanded coverage of over two million kilometers of road network, 7,068 cities at street level with house address level data for 80 cities, six lakh villages and 3D and 2D landmarks in 86 cities. MapMyIndia’s maps are used by many car makers in India like JLR, Mahindra, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Mitsubishi and Hyundai.

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3 thoughts on “Tata Bolt equipped with MapMyIndia GPS navigation – IAB Report

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    Hi Govind,
    Big fan of Tata just like you, but can you shed some details on this 1.2 lit engine in terms of weight, size, and how it compares to the rest in the gang? This engine is in production for more than 6 months but little is known or published about it.

    1. Govind A Nair says:

      Hy Dr.Nayak,
      First of all, a big tank u for those words of appreciation..
      Yes indeed, i love TATAs a lot..

      But as of nw, i havent cross checked those details with the rivals in the segmant n henc im unable to reply on u, the basis of facts.. Once if i do that,definitely i will reply.

    2. SreeJay says:

      1.2l engine is based on Xeta petrol engine. Tata has added a turbo charger and allied changes to this block and its the first affordable turbo petrol in the segment. Its the first one from the family called ‘Revotron’ which means Balanced Revolution (Revolution+Tronel(balance in French)). 90Ps of power and 14 Kgm of torque. Power is in par with rivals. Torque is higher and available from lower rpms and has a wide torque range. Top line is not good compared to K-Series/Kappa engines. In isolation this engine does its job superbly. Then obviously there is the three modes which changes the engine mapping.

      This uses cast iron compared to aluminium blocks of Maruti and Hyundai. So weight will be more. Also its a 4 cylinder. But cast iron block contains the noise and vibrations better.


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