Jan. 6, 2014
Waltham, Mass. and Sunnyvale, Calif. — Jan. 6, 2014 — Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, has partnered with Red Bend Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), on a proof of concept to provide over-the-air (OTA) map and point of interest (POIs) updates to Scout for Cars. Automakers soon will be able to offer all the benefits of integrated, on-board personal navigation with up-to-date content and services.
According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Navigation Usage and Satisfaction Study, consumers are increasingly dissatisfied with their factory-installed navigation systems — due in part to outdated map content. However, on-board maps are hard to keep updated wirelessly because map file sizes are typically in the tens of gigabytes. The common alternative is to buy a CD or DVD for system updates, which is inconvenient and expensive to car owners.
Today, at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Telenav and Red Bend introduced a demonstration of how the maps and POIs in Scout for Cars can be updated wirelessly using the Scout for Phones companion app. With Red Bend's automotive software management solution, Scout can download map updates over wireless or Wi-Fi networks. When the smartphone connects to Scout for Cars, it will automatically upload the updates to the in-dash system to provide drivers with the latest maps and content.
"Using Scout to keep on-board maps updated gives car buyers confidence in their factory-installed navigation system throughout the car's lifetime," said Harris Warren, Automotive Product Manager at Telenav. "Leveraging Red Bend, Scout for Cars can now eliminate a major consumer pain point and help them get where they're going faster, cheaper, and with less hassle."
According to Sharon Peleg, Red Bend Software Founder and CTO, "Working with Telenav to bring OTA updating to the world of in-dash navigation is another example of how Red Bend keeps innovating and can manage the entire connected car, to make people's lives continuously better."
Telenav is the leader in personalized navigation. Our mission is to help reduce stress, improve productivity, and make life more fun for people on the go.
Our personalized navigation apps like Scout help people make smarter decisions about where to go, how to get there, and when to leave. Our location-targeted advertising platform Thinknear delivers highly-targeted advertising for national brands and small businesses at locations that drive consumer behavior to the advertisers' goals.
Our products are found in mobile app stores, distributed through our carrier partners (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular), embedded in connected cars (Ford), and on the web at www.telenav.com, www.scout.me and www.thinknear.com.
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About Red Bend Software
Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.75 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management, device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide trust Red Bend with their most important assets—the mobile and connected devices their consumers depend on. www.redbend.com
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