The AVTOVAZ group and the Internet company “Yandex” has signed a Memorandum on joint development of infotainment and navigation services. It should help to adapt the products of “Yandex” under the platform of LADA Connect
The company “Yandex” has signed a Memorandum of understanding and will “work jointly on development of multimedia systems of new generation”, including infotainment and navigation services, stated in received by RBC the message of the automaker. Information was confirmed by the representative of “Yandex”. The sides hope to conclude an agreement on strategic partnership until the end of 2017.
“Yandex” is planning to tailor its services for a multimedia system of AVTOVAZ. In turn, AVTOVAZ intends to install on the main part of producing cars LADA multimedia systems together with the service “Yandex”.
We are talking about adaptation geo-information services “Yandex” (“Yandex.Navigator”, “Yandex.Cards”, “Yandex.Tube”) for vehicles, said the representative of the Internet company. Additionally, the vehicles can receive the service “Yandex.Music” and “Yandex.Radio”, voice technology and “Yandex.The browser”.
The representative of “Yandex” says that they consider the automobile market as one of strategic. “We already integrate our products to leading car manufacturers. For example, recently integrated several services in a multimedia system new complete Toyota Camry Exclusive (“Yandex.Navigator”, “Yandex.Browser and Yandex.Stor”), and before that successfully built “Yandex.Navigator” in Honda. We are ready to integrate our services into a multimedia Android system vehicles and to adapt the services under other operating systems and services (Apple Car Play and Android Auto)”, — he said.
Now LADA is developing a telematic platform of LADA Connect, connecting the car, consumer devices, infotainment and navigation services into a single media space. In the report of AVTOVAZ noted that the joint with the “Yandex” work “needs to accelerate the development of the user experience LADA Connect and client-centered service, who will lead the communication of the driver and passengers with the car on the next level.”