MapmyIndia, one of India’s more recognised brands when it comes digital mapping, GPS navigation, GPS tracking, location-based apps and GIS solutions, has today announced the launch of Rover Bike – a connected IoT device for motorbikes.

Rover Bike is a comprehensive solution that offers a connected biking experience. As per the company, it is inconspicuous and easy to install.

The device is powered by MapmyIndia’s proprietary maps and location technologies and comes equipped with built-in GPS and Internet connectivity. Along with the device, you also get a free accompanying mobile app (iOS, Android, Windows) that keeps them connected with the bike.

Commenting on the launch, Shivalik Prasad, Executive Director, MapmyIndia, said,

With bike tracking devices like Rover Bike MapmyIndia wants to offer these benefits to motorbike users also. There are more two-wheelers in India than in any other country in the world and like the car market we intend to be lead the way in this segment too. I am confident that the unique combination of tracking, navigation and value added services offered by Rover Bike, will be well received by the users and the market.

It is basically a GPS tracker for the bike, once fitted onto your motorcycle, it lets you see where it is, through a secure portal. Once the device is installed, you’ll get live locations information of vehicle on a map, down to building-level detail, with direction as well as speed. It also continuously and securely monitors and records your drives.

As per the company, this system ensures safety, security, compliance and maintenance of the motorbike. It alerts and  gives information related to ignition on/off, over-speeding, idling, breach of geo-fence, servicing, pollution or insurance expiry due etc. are relayed to users via the mobile app, emails and SMSes.

Also, users can store important documents electronically in their app such as Driving License, Registration Certificate, Insurance Policy and Pollution Certificate etc. They can also see the expected time of arrival at a particular destination, get turn by turn directions to their bike when they are away from the bike or have parked it, share the current location of the vehicle, and simultaneously monitor multiple bikes – location and movement on the map.

Rover Bike costs Rs 3990. This price includes the device and SIM charges. However, for additional service, you will have to shell out another Rs 2400 per year. For SMS, you need to buy a suitable plan, additionally. The device, which comes with 12 months warranty, can be purchase via company’s website.

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