by September 12, 2012 0 comments

Airtel brings a new app for its customers that enable users to view their location on a map and plan the route from one place to another. SmartDrive is assisted by a voice based turn-by-turn navigation that gives real time information updates on traffic situation on roads around. It also suggests the subscriber an alternate route in case of traffic congestion on the normal route.

Airtel becomes the first operator in the country to offer such a product giving real time traffic flow information along with other valuable information. Airtel customers can download the app using their mobile or by sending SMS smart to 54321.

SmartDrive is a complete navigation application offering the following services

A.   Search for POI  (Points of Interests)
With SmartDrive you can easily search and get the exact positions for your destinations. POIs are grouped into categories like restaurants, theatres, shopping malls etc. Once the application is downloaded this feature can be used absolutely free of cost.

B.  Voice Navigation
SmartDrive will guide you to reach the place of your choice by giving you turn by turn directions. You can choose the fastest way you want to take as SmartDrive will also give approximate time the journey will take basis the traffic on the various routes.

C.   Live Traffic information
Traffic is calculated basis the number of GPS devices being used on the particular road and their average speed and historical trends of traffic. Currently, it is live in Delhi &NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore cities and will be live in Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune by December. 

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