India's renowned telecom operator Airtel has launched an all new app for its customers with which they can now view their location on a map and get the best possible route from one place to another. Named as SmartDrive, the app has a voice based turn by turn navigation that lets you drive properly and just listen to the voice instructions.
Airtel Smartdrive Features
According to Airtel’s press release, the smartdrive app enables the users to view their location on a map and find information and directions about the route from one place to another. Smartdrive app offers voice voice activated turn by turn navigation and gives real time information on traffic situation on roads around them. The app also suggests user an alternate route if there is traffic on the normal route.
According to the Smartdrive documentation, the live traffic situation situation is calculated based on the users on that particular route who are using similar applications, so this information is accurate only if there are enough people on the road. The Airtel Smartdrive app also denotes the traffic situation based on color coding – green/yellow/red.
Airtel Smartdrive Pricing
Unlike Google Maps navigation, Airtel Smartdrive App is not free and works on subscription model – If a user wants turn-by-turn navigation they can subscribe to Monthly Pack (Rs. 99) or Daily Pack (Rs. 10). For real time traffic updates, the subscription cost is Rs. 49 for monthly and Rs. 3 for daily pack.
How to Install?
To install this application, users will have to SMS ‘smart’ to 54321 to get a link to download the application. Smartdrive is compatible with nearly all smartphones including Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows platforms.