Now, drive smart as Airtel brings to you a new app that enables the users to view their location on a map and plan their route from one place to another. It is assisted by a voice based turn by turn navigation and more importantly, give real time information on traffic situation on roads around them. What’s more, it even suggests an alternate route from place A to place B if there is heavy traffic on the normal route.
Airtel is the first operator in the country to bring such a product to its customers which gives real time traffic flow information along with other valuable information.
SmartDrive is a complete navigation application giving the below features
a) Search Maps for POI (Points of Interests)
b) Turn by turn Voice navigation
c) Live traffic information
Search for POI
With SmartDrive you can easily search and get the exact positions for your destinations. Point of Interests (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.
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.
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
The application also has features like
a) Share the app with a friend
b) Trip recorder – to record all trips you make when using voice navigation for later reference
c) Wikipedia information of places for which information is available.
d) Add frequently visited locations to favorites so that you don’t have to search again and again
e) Weather information about the place
How to get the application
Go to www.airtel.in/smartdrive from your mobile and then download the application.
or SMS smart to 54321 and then click on the link in the message. While it is available on multiple platforms including Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows, it will soon be available on IOS.
Search and map viewer are absolutely free
Daily pack – Rs/10 per day
Monthly pack – Rs. 99 per month
Daily pack – Rs.3/day
Monthly pack – Rs.49 per month
Data browsing is absolutely free till 30th November, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer.
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