Another new product of Yandex at the YaC 2019 conference was an updated version of Yandex.Auto. In addition to navigation and multimedia functions, the platform will show communication with the vehicle systems and the ability to interact with them via a smartphone.
“In the near future, cars will become gadgets: interaction with them will be simple and intuitive, and they will take over the management of many functions. For example, the car will be able to independently pay for parking. The new version of Yandex.Avto will be a big step in this direction: it will remove some of the routine concerns from the driver and provide him with greater comfort, ”said Roman Chernin, head of geo-services at Yandex.
The updated version of Yandex.Avto will be able to process information from various vehicle systems. She will be able to take into account the distance traveled and the angles of rotation of the wheels, which will make it possible to accurately determine the location of the vehicle and guide the route even in the absence of a satellite signal, for example, in a tunnel.
It will be possible to interact with the car remotely via a smartphone. With it, the driver will be able to open the car, start the engine to warm the interior in the cold, or turn on the air conditioning in the summer. Management will be available through voice through "Alice."
The route laid in the Navigator will be transferred from a smartphone or PC to the on-board computer screen automatically. In addition, the exact parking spot will remain on the map. If the car starts to move or evacuate, Yandex.Avto will send a corresponding notification.
Among other useful innovations is the possibility of paying for fuel through the Yandex.Zapravki service without leaving the car, and when you stop in the paid zone, the driver will not have to find out her number or look for a terminal — the car will pay for itself and complete parking on time.
The on-board computer Yandex.Avto can be installed instead of the standard multimedia system of the car. The list of compatible models is available on the official website . The free delivery, installation in the service center and the Internet for half a year are included in the device kit. Unlimited traffic is provided for Yandex services, and 1 GB per month for other resources. Yandex.Music works in Auto by subscription, which is free for the first 6 months.
The new version of Yandex.Avto will be released before the end of this year and will be available in Yandex on-board computers .