Aiming for local electronics retainers sometime in 2011, and for a price tag under $300, Mavia’s ‘connected car solution’ takes the geo-location capabilities of the iPhone and Android smartphones, and mashes them together with the ability to give you car diagnostics while on the road, display maps, and a post-accident monitoring and alert system like the one offered by OnStar.
That means mavia is capable of texting GPS coordinates to 911 and your family in case of an accident. Car got stolen? Track it down using your phone. Find it if you don’t remember where you parked, or you’re in an unfamiliar city. Find your Mavia-using friends. Looks like you can find pretty much anything with Mavia.
Including the ads displayed through permission-based partnerships with automotive service providers. But that is what keeps the service free, so no complaints there.