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Google introduces voice-guided lane guidance for 20 Indian cities

Drivers in India can have turn-by-turn, voice-guided instructions in English as well as Hindi.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
January 15, 2015 4:26:16 pm
Google Maps, Google Map update, Drivers in India can have turn-by-turn, voice-guided instructions in English as well as Hindi.

Google today introduced a new lane guidance feature for Google Maps on Android and iOS in India. With the Google Maps app for iPhone/iPad and Android, users will now be able to see and hear voice-guided instructions signaling which lane they should stay in or move to while in Navigation mode.

Lane guidance within Google Maps for mobile will be available for major roads across 20 Indian cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Pune, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam. Drivers will also be able to receive lane guidance on major Indian expressways, including the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

Starting today, drivers in India can have turn-by-turn, voice-guided instructions in English as well as Hindi. Hindi speakers can choose to set Hindi as their preferred language by selecting the Hindi option within the “Language and input” menu found in their phone’s Settings menu. In addition to the English and Hindi voice guidance, users can also opt into the English (India) language preference on their phones to hear the voice-guided instructions spoken back to you in English in the Indian accent.

In July 2014, Google launched Google Maps in Hindi so that people could see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads, as well as popular points of interest such as public parks and schools, on Google Maps.

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