General Motors first car maker to adopt Mapbox Dash through app-based in-car navigation system, Maps+
Introducing Mapbox Dash — a turnkey app that automotive customers can just drop into the dash of their car and add beautiful maps, live traffic, music, and voice control all tailored to the brand and purpose of the model.
Dash allows automakers to control every aspect of the navigation experience for the driver including map and UI design, lane level guidance, live traffic, speed limit alerts, voice assistance, places search, AR navigation, and companion mobile app integration. Dash is also fully interoperable, allowing OEMs to add on additional services like parking, fuel, AI assistants, and streaming music.
Mapbox Dash is available to car makers as a subscription service with continuous feature updates throughout the lifetime of the application.
General Motors is the first car maker to adopt Mapbox Dash through the launch of its Maps+, a connected in-car navigation application built on Mapbox Dash. On April 30, Maps+ is expected to begin its rollout to approximately 900,000 compatible vehicles already on the road today. For the rollout, drivers will be able to upgrade their existing vehicle to include a full featured in-car navigation system with a simple over the air software update.
Dash’s one-of-a-kind architecture allows car makers to quickly launch and integrate vehicle-specific functions. This reduces the time it takes to launch new applications from years to months — from customer discovery session to release.
“Mapbox Dash delivers an efficient and smooth customizable foundation for our digital location ecosystem and enabled us to launch Maps+ within months with an over-the-air update to the car” said Santiago Chamorro, Vice President, Global Connected Services at GM.
GM will launch an initial version with a distinct look and feel for their Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands. GM’s Maps+ navigation system will include lane level guidance, live traffic and incidents, Electronic Horizon for speed limit alerts, Alexa integration, rich POI search with ratings, pictures, and opening times.
"With Mapbox Dash we can create a customized navigation experience, by creating a completely GM specific design and integrating a vehicle-specific voice assistant, streaming music, and other services”, said Santiago Chamorro, Vice President, Global Connected Services at GM.
GM’s navigation application suggests gas stations when the car is running low on fuel and finds parking near the driver's destination. The system stores favorite and past destinations on drivers’ personalized profiles, allowing trips to start with a few taps on the screen. The map offers audio controls for direct access to Spotify, Sirius XM, Pandora, Audible and FM/AM.
Dash is built on top of the Mapbox Platform with the same modular SDKs used by hundreds of thousands of developers to power their own applications.
Dash combines the components into an application layer that can be customized by each car maker, their brands, and specific model lines such as EV, offroad, performance, and family vehicles.
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