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Google Maps Launches Voice-Based Lane Guidance Feature For 20 Cities in India

by onJanuary 18, 2015

After introducing the feature across Europe, Google maps have also introduced voice-based lane guidance in 20 cities of India. The new feature enables the users to see and hear the voice-guided instructions, signaling on which lane they should take or where to move to while in navigation mode. The feature is available within Google Maps for iOS and Android platforms.

The brand new feature will be available at the major roads in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhupal, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Jaipur, Calcutta, Nagpur, Pune, Coimbatore, Nagpur, Maysore, Vadodara, Indore, Surat, Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam. The app users will also get lane guidance on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The feature is available in the both languages Hindi and English.

In order to make the information more useful, Google maps is providing turn-by-turn voice guidance that how to get there as soon as possible. You can obtain your preferred language, on which you would like to hear the instructions. But, the desktop version of the application further supports other regional languages such as Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Kanada, Telugu, Gujrati and Malayalam.

“Our goal is to continue making Google Maps for mobile into a handy travel companion for your daily commutes and trips around India, and we hope the new lane guidance will help make road travels easier to navigate for English and Hindi speaker across the country.” Said Suren Ruhela, Director, Program Management and Product Manager at Google (India Maps).

Furthermore, in the recent week, the tech giant also introduced “Flight Search” features in India. The users are able to directly search for their flights within Google or you can access Google.co.in/flights to find or to book your desired flight by using your mobile device, tablet or desktop. The other countries where Google Maps has already offers lane guidance are US, Canada and Japan etc.

Note: Users must have GPS on their devices to use navigation!

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