MapmyIndia has announced the launch of DriveMate, its next-generation Connected Car IoT (Internet of Things) technology. This new plug-and-play device offers the most comprehensive, real-time monitoring of your car and fleet of vehicles from wherever you are.
MapmyIndia DriveMate has built-in GPS and Internet connectivity. Combining this with MapmyIndia’s proprietary best-in-class maps and location technologies, DriveMate continuously and securely monitors, records and transmits the car’s live (exact) location down to building-level detail, as well as the driver behavior such as harsh braking, acceleration, and cornering, and alerts and information related to vehicle theft, misuse, ignition on/off, over-speeding, idling, breach of geo-fence (leaving from or arriving at a particular location), car servicing, pollution or insurance expiry due etc. The device offers valuable information in real-time on their smartphone via FREE companion DriveMate mobile app, which is available across Android, iOS, Windows and Web platforms.
DriveMate also offers a host of useful and unique features. The Max variant of DriveMate additionally gives the car owner in-app connectivity with their car dealer or service center, so they can simply tap to request roadside assistance if the car has broken down or car servicing when service is due. Upon receiving the request, the dealer automatically gets the car’s current location and can dispatch its service vehicle, removing stress for the car owner and ensuring speedy resolutions to problems.
Users can also store important documents electronically in their app such as Driving License, Registration Certificate, Insurance Policy and Pollution Certificate. They can also see the expected time of arrival of the car at a particular destination, get turn by turn directions to their car when they are away from the car or have parked it, share the current location of the vehicle, and simultaneously monitor multiple cars location and movement on the map.
DriveMate is a plug and play and can be easily installed in less than 5 seconds by the car owner themselves. It simply plugs into the OBD-II port underneath the steering wheel, which is present in nearly all cars sold in India in the past 15 years. This removes the need for any complex wire cutting or installation and keeps the vehicle’s warranty intact. Car owners can easily move DriveMate from one car to another if they want to monitor different cars, and also monitor multiple cars or their entire fleet with the same mobile app.
DriveMate is being offered at Rs 9,990, this includes first year service and SIM/mobile connectivity charges. The product is available online at www.mapmyindia.com/drivemate. The Max variant, which provides additional in-app one-tap connectivity between DriveMate owners and their car dealers and service centers for easy roadside assistance and car service requests, costs Rs 14,990 and is available at many car dealerships and car accessory shops across India besides online at MapmyIndia.
The hardware comes with a manufacturer warranty of 12 months. Second year onwards, DriveMate and DriveMate Max customers need to pay Rs 2,400 annually, which covers the tracking service and SIM/mobile connectivity. MapmyIndia also offers a wide range of vehicle tracking solutions starting from Rs 3,000 onwards.
Check out the DriveMate in action through the videos below:
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