Mapmaker AND selected to power AvMap for mobile navigation
Navigation Maps Western Europe more widely available to end users
Rotterdam - Digital Map provider AND Automotive Navigation Data teams up with AvMap, world leader in Satellite Navigation Systems. AvMap will bring turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone and iPad with Western European Navigation Maps.
The application will be available via iTunes and is initially available for individual Western European countries. AvMap, already present in the mobile market, now plans to widen its offer for iPhone / iPad, with more maps and special contents. The partnership with AND will allow creating a very competitive application, customizable with special contents according to the consumers’ needs and navigation habits.
AND-Chief Executive Officer Maarten Oldenhof “We are proud to work with AvMap. AvMap is a world leader in Satellite Navigation Systems. With the Digital Maps from AND we help AvMap to further explore their product portfolio and markets.”
Simone Lazzarini, CEO of AvMap said “We have decided to invest in this sector to reach a wider market with our unique proposition made of specialized products dedicated to specific navigation needs. In the future months you will see a variety of AvMap products and services based on AND maps to satisfy different target markets.”
AND provides digital maps for location-based services and is the only independent company in the global mapping market. The company focuses on the further development of its advanced digital maps to position itself even more effectively in the market.
AvMap was established in Italy in 1994 within the C-MAP group, the world leader in electronic chart technology. AvMap made its debut in the aeronautical market with the EKP (electronic kneepad), one of the most successful flight navigation systems sold worldwide. AvMap transferred its electronic cartography expertise from the aeronautical to the terrestrial sector, becoming a leader in satellite navigation solutions and fleet tracking systems. Users include the armed forces, police, fire brigades and emergency services. In 1994, AvMap pioneered the sector of GPS portable solutions dedicated to car navigation, launching the ‘Desert Cruiser’ followed by ‘Road Cruiser’, ‘Geosat GPS’, ‘Geosat evolution’, ‘Geosat2’, the ‘Geosat 4 series’, ‘Geosat 5 series’ and the Geosat 6 series. In 2007 the AvMap’ Automotive B2B unit develops new super smart semi-integrated solutions which satisfy the high quality standards of the automotive industry. AvMap’ partners include PSA Group (Peugeot and Citroen), Toyota, Mitsubishi Motor Company Brazil and many others. For additional information on AvMap’ solutions, please visit: www.avmap.it.
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