Google has today introduced a new lane guidance feature for Google Maps on Android and iOS in India. Now, with the Google Maps app for iPhone/iPad and Android, users will be able to see and hear voice-guided instructions signaling which lane they should stay in or move to.
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.
Drivers can listen to the turn-by-turn, voice-guided instructions in English as well as Hindi. In addition to the English and Hindi voice guidance, users can also opt for the English (India) language preference on their phones to hear the instructions spoken back to you in English in the Indian accent.
“Our goal is to continue making Google Maps for mobile into a handy travel companion for your daily commutes and trips around India,” says Suren Ruhela, Director Product and Program Management, Google.
Aside from this initiative, Google launched, in July 2014, 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.