Jun. 7, 2012
Sunnyvale, California — June 7, 2012 — Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, today announced that its Scout personal navigator has received another industry award for excellence. At Telematics Detroit 2012 this week, Scout for Cars was named as "Best Navigation Solution" for its innovation and technological advances in the automotive industry. Telematics Detroit is the world's largest and most influential business-focused conference in the telematics ecosystem.
“We are honored to be recognized by Telematics Update and its respected group of judges," said HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of Telenav. "Scout was up against some of the most recognizable automotive brands in the industry. This win is the direct result of a company-wide effort and focus to provide the automotive industry with a truly different connected personalized navigation service."
Scout is the first daily personal navigator to be seamlessly accessible across the web, smartphones, and in-car systems, offering users an easy and consistent navigation and discovery experience no matter where they are. Scout goes beyond A-to-B navigation apps by providing personalized information about where to go, when to leave, how to get there, and things to do upon arrival.
Scout for Cars gives drivers access to the entire Scout personalized navigation and search service using in-car features and controls. Users simply connect their Scout-equipped phone to a compatible vehicle for an experience similar to a built-in navigation system, but without the high price tag, frustration of re-entering information, or expense of upgrading maps and points-of-interest (POIs). Scout for Cars will be formatted and displayed on the car's center stack screen to provide drivers with turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance channeled through the car's speakers. Depending on individual automotive OEM specifications, Scout for Cars can range from full-color moving maps to basic navigation prompts.
Last month, Scout won CTIA's Emerging Technology award for Mobile apps under the Productivity, Utility and Public Safety category. In addition, Scout received the 2012 Award of Excellence for Maps/Navigation in the Mobile Apps category from the International Academy of Visual Arts as part of its annual international Communicator Awards program.
Telenav’s mission is to help make people’s lives easier, less stressful, more fun, and more productive while 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 have 32 million subscribers worldwide — connecting with us from mobile phones, tablets, computers, cars and developer applications. Our customers have scouted over 1.5 billion personal journeys since 2007.
We aim to be everywhere people need us. Our partners are wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), app developers, advertisers and agencies, as well as enterprises large and small. Our partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Ford, MapmyIndia, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sony, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile US, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores and on the web at www.telenav.com and www.scout.me.