PaxEx: Vistara Launches Panasonic’s New 3D In-Flight Map
Arc, Panasonic Avionics’ new state-of-the-art 3D in-flight map application, has debuted on Vistara’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as the Indian carrier is upgrading the map application in its in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.
The map platform will be progressively made available on the airline’s brand new A321neo aircraft as well.
As the launch customer of Arc, Vistara is the world’s first airline to offer this immersive in-flight map experience to customers that brings a wide range of innovations to the traditional in-flight map application, while expanding the concept into a fully integrated experience within the IFE and connectivity system.
Arc will be available in all cabins – in the overhead monitors, seatback screens, video handsets as well as on passengers’ mobile devices connected to the in-flight Wi-Fi.
Vistara passengers will now be able to choose from over 20 distinct map views in 4K for various phases of flight, incorporating everything from stunning 3D satellite imagery, local and global views, down to a personalized feature that enables passengers to see the aircraft’s relative position to their selected map location throughout their flight.
More equally engaging features such as the Kids Map and street map views will be introduced in a subsequent release.