News | March 11, 2020

CloudCar Announces what3words Embedded Infotainment Integration For Improved Navigation

Partnership improves the experience for drivers, allowing them to navigate to a what3words address within their embedded CloudCar infotainment system.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) - CloudCar, Inc. a Silicon Valley company and leading provider of infotainment services for the automotive industry, and location technology provider what3words have partnered to simplify in-vehicle navigation. The partnership improves the experience for drivers, allowing them to navigate to a what3words address within their embedded infotainment system. what3words addresses are more accurate than traditional street addresses, meaning both a more efficient journey and a better customer experience.

Many drivers are familiar with the frustration of trying to speak or manually type a long street address into their car navigation system, only to find they have to pull over to enter it correctly or rely on a passenger to help by using a mobile device instead. what3words has overcome this challenge in a truly innovative way by dividing the entire planet into a grid of 10-foot squares. Each square has been given a unique what3words address made of three words. For example, the front door of what3words’ London office can be found at ///filled.count.soap. Similar what3words addresses are located far apart to avoid confusion and reduce errors, while an intelligent AutoSuggest feature helps drivers correct mistakes immediately to ensure they get to the correct destination, even when there’s no street address.

“We are pleased to add CloudCar to the growing number of companies able to offer our unique addressing technology.” said what3words Partnerships Director, George Hall. “Because CloudCar is a tier-1 supplier to the automotive industry, this one-time integration makes this solution accessible to both existing and future OEM customers of its production-proven infotainment platform.”

CloudCar’s on-board and cloud-based infotainment infrastructure is designed to improve the driver’s experience with access to media, events, restaurant and parking reservations, as well as linking personal calendars, all from within the vehicle. CloudCar’s integrated platform allows drivers to either speak or type in a what3words address, receive the precise destination from the what3words servers and then initiate a normal turn-by-turn navigation to their destination.

“CloudCar's expertise is in improving and simplifying a driver’s engagement with their infotainment system and then seamlessly integrating it into their overall driving experience. We are always on the lookout for novel technologies and content to advance these goals” said Mark Bowlby, Director of Partnerships at CloudCar. “Our partnership with what3words further extends this philosophy for a simplified and accurate navigation process.”

About CloudCar
CloudCar is developing the future of connected car technology for automotive OEMs. Its platform enables a global ecosystem of infotainment cloud-based services and delivers a contextualized, personalized and voice-first experience in the vehicle. Founded in 2011, CloudCar is a privately-held company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in France, Germany and China.

The company was ranked as one of the 20 most promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers and named Global IoT Cloud Company of the Year in 2019.

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About what3words
Co-founded in London in 2013 by Chris Sheldrick, what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. The system covers the entire world, never needs updating, and works offline. A what3words address is a human-friendly way to share very precise locations with other people, or to input them into platforms and machines such as autonomous cars or e-commerce checkouts. It is optimized for voice input and contains built-in error prevention to immediately identify and correct input mistakes.

The free what3words app, available for iOS and Android, and the online map enable people to find, share and navigate to what3words addresses in 40 languages to date. Millions of what3words addresses are in use around the world, with thousands of businesses using them to save money, be more efficient and provide a better customer experience. what3words is integrated into apps, platforms and websites, with just a few lines of code. Products are available for free or for a nominal fee for qualifying NGOs. Its partners include Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Domino’s Pizza, Lonely Planet, Airbnb and Cabify.

what3words has a team of over 100 people, across offices in London, UK; San-Francisco, USA; Johannesburg, ZA and Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. The company has raised over £45 million in capital from investors such as Intel, Aramex, Deutsche Bahn, SAIC and the Sony Investment Fund.

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