Scout for Cars

just go.
You drive, Scout handles the rest.

Connecting personalized navigation and search to the phone, the computer and the car
Scout for Cars connects the car with your phone and the cloud. With the growing use of smartphones and mobile services, consumers increasingly want and expect to access their personal information in the car. With current tools, drivers must deal with multiple apps and interfaces and constantly re-enter information on the go, which compromises the experience. Telenav provides solutions that make the transition from phone to car a seamless, safe and efficient experience.

Telenav’s automotive team works with automobile manufacturers to provide the technology, expertise, and award-winning navigation and location-based systems required to create flexible and integrated connected vehicle solutions.

Telenav’s Scout for Cars solutions include:

  • Scout for Cars: Brought In — Allows the in-vehicle display to interact with the Scout® mobile app via Bluetooth®, MirrorLink, USB or Wi-Fi.

  • Scout for Cars: Built In — An embedded platform that connects the car to Telenav's mobile services.

  • "Scout is the forerunner of the next wave of vehicle-based navigation, combining the up-to-date connection of a smartphone and the upgradability of an app with in-vehicle electronics."
    Doug Newcomb, MSN Auto
  • "We have high hopes for Scout. It ties phone and in-car systems together in a way we haven't quite seen before, and in a way that could finally bring together nicely integrated, easy-to-touch dashboard LCDs with inexpensive phone GPS."
    Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine

  • "Scout's home screen has one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate we've seen in a vehicle."
    Dan Howley, LAPTOP
  • "When connected to a compatible vehicle, Scout can utilize the car's speakers for spoken directions and, depending on the automotive OEM's specifications, output video to the in-dash display ranging from full-color moving maps to basic navigation prompts."
    Antuan Goodwin, CNET

  • "Scout for Ford SYNC AppLink is multi-featured, cross-platform solution designed to give drivers high levels of personalization and diminish data-driven headaches."
    Doug Newcomb, Edmunds

Scout for Cars: Built In — Bringing the cloud into the car
The Scout Built In platform pushes the boundaries of vehicle connectivity, offering a new navigation platform with mobile phone, cloud and deep vehicle integration. Scout Built In combines technologies from Telenav’s embedded and smartphone products to provide a consistent and personalized experience whether a driver is using Scout on their phone or in their car. Using Bluetooth, the in-dash system connects with a fully functional, standalone smartphone application to give drivers the ability to search, discover, and drive to places using one product and at a lower cost than most comparable in-car navigation systems.

Scout Built In can work with or without connectivity and brings the most frequently used features to the in-dash home screen – including commute times, local search, personal favorites, and recent trips. In addition, it addresses drivers’ top in-car navigation demands by making it easier to access addresses and points of interest (POIs) through voice commands and one-box search, a feature that allows users to enter the entire address or business in one step.

Scout Built In features include:
Personalized Information — Favorites, recent trips, and commute times automatically sync between the computer, phone, and car
Fresh Maps & POIs — Access to up-to-date maps and millions of POIs
Global Coverage — Content for maps and POIs in more than 60 countries and growing
Local Weather — Real-time weather and forecasts
Local Search — Integrated one-box search with automatic suggestions makes it fast and easy to enter addresses & POIs
Real-time Traffic — Drivers save time with live traffic overlays and updates that automatically reroute them around traffic jams or road congestion
Voice Control — Safety is increased as drivers are able to keep their hands on the wheel with voice-activated commands
Flexible Pricing — OEMs can subsidize the service for their car buyers or offer Scout for Cars as a premium service
Companion App — OEMs can use Scout for Phones or their own branded smartphone app to bring connectivity and services into the car

Scout Built In brings a single global navigation and search solution to the automotive industry. It is available to automakers and Tier1s in more than eight regions, supporting 16 languages and dialects. In addition, Scout Built In includes search and localized maps in more than 60 countries, which can be accessed through voice commands or a full-color LCD touch-screen.

Scout for Cars: Brought In — A seamless connection between the phone and car to enhance the personal journey
Scout Brought In gives drivers easy access and control of a full range of Scout navigation and search services, so they can keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Scout Brought In can be purchased in the Scout app on a driver’s smartphone. 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). Drivers also have quick access to all Scout favorites, routes, commute times, weather and traffic updates at a touch of a button.

Scout Brought In is 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 Brought In can range from full-color moving maps to basic navigation prompts.

Key features of Scout:
My Dashboard – Always know when to leave with traffic-based drive times at a glance
My Routes – Stress less and never get lost with reliable, award-winning Telenav turn-by-turn directions
My Traffic – Avoid traffic jams with real-time traffic during daily commutes
My Places – Discover great new places nearby or near a destination
My Favorites – Remember that great hole-in-the-wall restaurant and save it to favorites
My Music – Hear and control iPod tunes without ever leaving Scout
My Devices – Use Scout on the phone, computer or in the car

Industry Leaders Choose Telenav
Telenav works in close partnership with a number of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to help define, evolve and create the next generation of connected vehicle technologies and solutions.
Telenav provides three navigation products — beamed-in (SYNC Services), brought-in (Ford SYNC AppLink) and built-in (MyFord Ford Touch) — to Ford Motor Company. The collaboration between Ford and Telenav delivers high-quality, user-friendly experiences that are touted by technologists and consumers alike.
One of the world’s largest automotive parts suppliers, Delphi, selected Telenav for the in-dash navigation component of its new, connected auto infotainment system, which will be available worldwide. Telenav provides turn-by-turn directions that incorporate real-time traffic and weather information. Navigation, along with a variety of other features, will be accessible through both voice commands and a full-color LCD touch screen.
Telenav has partnered with Sony to bring the award-winning connected mobile navigation application into in-dash A/V receivers. The aftermarket head units feature smartphone connectivity, which allows for full display and control of Telenav features and services in the car.
QNX and Telenav have partnered to enable connected GPS navigation to work with the QNX CAR™ Application Platform. QNX is the global leader in operating systems and middleware for the in-car telematics and infotainment market, and has licensed its technology for use in more than 20 million in-vehicle systems worldwide.


Telematics 2012 Award
CES 2012 Finalist
CTIA E-Tech Award
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