Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Hyderabad has developed India’s first voice-based navigation system – a technology likely to be snapped up by automobile companies.
Designed and developed by SatNav (Satyam Navigation), the GIS (geographical information system) wing of Satyam, the technology has been demonstrated to Indian auto majors such as Mahindra & Mahindra and Maruti Udyog Limited for its commercialization, company officials told eFE.
Combined with technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS), Speech Recognition System and Digital Mapping System, this navigation system,
codenamed ‘SatGuide’, can get a driver to any location quickly, without requiring him to take his eyes off the road or his hands off the wheel.The company has filed for a patent for this product. The device is compact, portable and easy-to-use and has been provided with a smart chip technology for voice independent and error-free speech recognition.A directory of services such as hospitals, ATMs, banks and a navigation CD for intra- and inter-city navigation have also been incorporated into the system.
Another product called a-Mantra has also been developed. It is a facilities management and resource product which helps corporates manage assets and improves the productive usage of assets towards organisational goals and requirements.
A GSM/GPS-based vehicle tracking solution called SatLodger and SatNavigation – a desk-top based mapping and routing end-to-end solution – are also ready for a commercial launch.