India’s top Telecom Operator Airtel has launched a navigation application – SmartDrive – that enables 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.
SmartDrive offers services such as search for points of interests like restaurants, theatres and shopping malls, and voice navigation.
It also offers live traffic information.
The service is currently available in Delhi and NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore and will be made available in Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune by December.
While search and map views are being offered for free, a daily pack for navigation services costs Rs 10, its monthly pack would cost Rs 99. Live traffic services would cost Rs 3 per day while a monthly pack would be for Rs 49.
The company is offering data browsing free till Nov 30, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer.