MapmyIndia CarPad

Posted In Autos - By bob On Sunday, January 15th, 2012 With 0 Comments

MapmyIndia, India’s leader in GPS navigation has introduced the CarPad, its exciting new next generation device that promises to revolutionize the way we travel in cars in India. MapmyIndia’s research on and discussions with car travelers’ highlighted their needs in the car for, beyond navigation, entertainment, connectivity and productivity. Existing mobile phones and tablets, however, were not optimized for use in-car. This led to the genesis of CarPad, which has been developed by MapmyIndia in collaboration with Qualcomm, with a vision to converge cars, consumers and connectivity and herald in a new era of smart, connected cars.

MapmyIndia CarPad

MapmyIndia CarPad offers everyone in the car – driver and passengers, adults and children, male and female – a fully optimized in-car and portable navigation, entertainment, connectivity and productivity experience. The CarPad device has a large 7” HD screen, 3G connectivity powered by Qualcomm, and the rich app experience of AndroidTM packed with many appealing features for car travelers.

 MapmyIndia CarPad MapmyIndia CarPad

The CarPad comes exclusively pre-installed with Aura, MapmyIndia’s latest navigation interface – with full 3D navigation and India’s richest and most detailed maps, including house numbers, as well as city & travel guides. All the maps are pre-installed on this device, making it independent of the network.

 MapmyIndia CarPad


Key Features
  • Live turn-by-turn voice guidance to places, 3D landmarks, house-level details, travel guides, nearby information, friend finders
  • Bundled Car Kit with head-rest and windshield mounts, for use in the car’s back or front seats
  • Call, message, mail and chat, browse the web, use social networking sites using in-built 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Listen to FM Radio and music, watch movies and YouTube, flip through photos and Flickr, record videos.
  • 7” TFT-HD (800×480) Capacitative Touch Screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227-1 with Adreno 200 GPU
  • Android 2.2
  • SIM Card
  • 3G UMTS 2100 MHz
  • 2G GSM / GPRS / EDGE Quad-Band
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Mini USB
  • Micro SD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Earphone 3.5mm
  • DC-in charger
  • FM Radio
  • GPS & GPRS
  • G-Sensor
  • E-Compass
  • Light Sensor
  • 2 MP Camera
  • Video Recording
  • 3400 mAh
  • Standby time: 420 hr
  • Talking time: >7 hr
  • Charging time: <5 hr
  • 198 x 122 x 13.2 mm

 MapmyIndia CarPad is priced at Rs 23000 and comes with an 8GB memory card.

About - A Mechanical engineer by profession, Bob has a deep passion for gadgets & automobiles. He started blogging on automobiles since 2010 with his website automaniac & now is doing his new project on indyacars