· Brings an end to traffic worries for Airtel customers
· The only operator in the county to offer such a service
Now, drive smart as Airtel brings a new app exclusively 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. What’s more, it also suggests the subscriber an alternate route in case of traffic congestion on the normal route.
Airtel, with the launch of SmartDrive, 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 from www.airtellive.com/smartdrive using their mobile or by sending SMS smart to 54321. Following are the subscription charges for SmartDrive
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. What’s more 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. The app gives traffic status on major roads in a colour coded format as described below –
· Red – implying heavy traffic
· Yellow – Medium and
· Green – Free flow of traffic
D. The application also has features like
· Share the app with a friend
· Trip recorder – to record all trips you make when using voice navigation for later reference
· Wikipedia information of places for which information is available.
· Add frequently visited locations to favorites so that you don’t have to search again and again
· Weather information about the place