Voice-enabled lane guidance app from Google

New Delhi: Google has introduced a new lane guidance app in India that enables users to see and hear voice-guided instructions, signaling which lane they should stay in or move to while in navigation mode.

The Google’s new app is available within Google Maps for iOS and Android platforms.

“Drivers in India can enjoy the 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,” the company said in a statement.

The  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.

“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 Product and Program Management, Google.

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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