11/01/2022

A fast-growing global EV company from Vietnam, VinFast, has become the first all-electric carmaker to integrate what3words across the full EV lineup, by voice and text input.

VinFast, has announced the integration of innovative global addressing technology what3words into their full lineup of electric vehicles. Illustrative of their market leading approach to innovation, VinFast is the first all-electric carmaker to integrate what3words into their systems. This collaboration embraces VinFast’s “Technologies for Life” approach of offering their customers exciting experiences and optimal utilities to enhance their daily lives.

what3words is a simple and effective location technology that can identify any location around the globe and is capable of operating in offline conditions. The system divides the map into a grid of 10ft x 10ft (3m x 3m) squares and labels each square with a unique combination of three random words – known as a what3words address. 

The advantage of what3words is optimizing the voice search method in more than 50 different languages, including Vietnamese. Drivers can enter a what3words address through voice or text input to look up the exact address or location, whether in an unfamiliar place or with language difference. Users only need to open the what3words application to locate the current location on the map, the data processing system will automatically convert those coordinates into 3 words in their mother tongue that are easy to pronounce and memorize or in any language desired by the user. 

With what3words geolocation technology, users can drive with peace of mind knowing exactly where they are going, whether it is a charging station, a pop-up coffee shop or the ideal sightseeing point for a picnic. what3words addresses are now being added to contact pages, e-commerce checkouts, travel guides and booking confirmations around the world, which saves costs, delivers operational efficiency, and provides a better customer experience for businesses. Additionally, their free app is used by millions of people and is available for iOS and Android, and via the online map.

Along with its outstanding superiority, what3words is being integrated by global automakers, with VinFast being the first all-electric car firm to integrate what3words into their systems.

Chris Sheldrick, CEO and Co-founder of what3words, added that “It can be a frustrating experience putting an address into a navigation system. Even if you have a building number, address and postal code, you can still be left driving around trying to work out exactly where the entrance is. Now, when a VinFast driver enters a what3words address, they can be confident that the location is accurate to 10ft, every time.” 

Le Thi Thu Thuy, Global CEO of VinFast adds, “VinFast makes the most advanced technology and high-standard designs convenient and accessible. what3words is exactly the type of partner we strive to integrate with – cutting edge, innovative and providing an answer to a very real problem.”

what3words technology is being planned to be applied on all VinFast’s electric car models. VinFast are committed to equipping their vehicles with state-of-the-art technology. Throughout CES 2022 they have showcased several new smart features developed by VinFast engineers and leading brands in the vehicle-technology industry.