While addressing the IOT India 2020 event, MapmyIndia’s Director Rohan Verma focused on how smart maps and smart location is going to help improve our lives. He also talked about the advanced location-based solutions developed by his company. According to Rohan Verma, the smart mapping and related service will further help smart cities. He also highlighted the potential of smart and self-driving cars. Also Read - How to find nearest COVID-19 vaccination centre in 3 simple ways
On what is the ultimate IoT, he said self-driving cars has huge potential. While the developed nations have already gotten the technology, MapmyIndia is working with several companies to bring the technology in India. Also Read - ISRO joins hands with MapmyIndia to develop a Google Maps rival
In real use case scenario, self-driving cars will help improve driving by providing real time information about speed breakers, lanes and live traffic data among others. To make this work, it will make use of advanced maps and location based service. It can also offer information on about slope, curvature of road and potholes among others, thus helping avoid the collision. Live traffic data can also help to take an alternative road, this avoid getting stuck in traffic. Also Read - Huawei and Honor AppGallery gets MapmyIndia Move app onboard for Indian users
Rohan also offered a quick information on MapMyIndia’s new women safety device called Safe Mate. It is a small matchbox size IoT device built for safety. Safe Mate comes equipped with its own GPS and GPRS for connectivity. It can connect with smartphones using an app, allowing users to track their kids and loved ones from anywhere.
Another point of focus was on mapping service. There are times when we order groceries or electronic products from e-commerce sites. While the person delivering these products has the address with landmark, they do call the customer asking for address. This is one scenario where accurate maps data with 3D landmarks and city models can help the delivery person to accurately pinpoint the location, thus eliminating the unnecessary communication to ask for address.
All this can be achieved by leveraging the data that already exists. Indoor maps, points of interest, traffic data and junction views integrated into the mapping solution can greatly help in realizing the dream of smart cities.