Magellan and Abalta Technologies, Inc., have formed a strategic partnership featuring Magellan’s SmartGPS Eco navigation and content platform and Abalta’s WEBLINK® platform. Magellan is a long-time leader of innovative GPS devices and content services for vehicles, fitness, outdoor, and mobile navigation. Abalta is a fast-rising technology company producing ground-breaking solutions to create the ideal connected car experience.
The partnership, focusing on advanced, cost-competitive connected car solutions for autoOEMs, adds Magellan navigation, smartphone apps, and cloud content to any vehicle that is infotainment ready. Magellan’s SmartGPS Eco cloud platform aggregates location relevant content, such as fuel prices and business locations, and delivers that content onto the navigation map. The Abalta WEBLINK® platform enables the display and control of smartphone apps, including Magellan’s SmartGPS apps, on virtually any infotainment display.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Abalta. Abalta’s innovative Weblink platform is quickly becoming the solution for OEM’s requiring a flexible, smartphone app-centric connected car platform available now”, said Peggy Fong, president of Magellan. “Our combined solutions offer a fast to market, and cost-competitive alternative for AutoOEM’s seeking navigation, content and apps for their connected car platforms.”
The new partnership’s solution is being demonstrated in the Mitac booth (6BH303) at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2015 show from April 22-29 at the National Center for Exhibition and Convention in Shanghai, China.
For more information, please see the press release here.
Update: Here we are at Auto Shanghai 2015! Having a great time.