Majority of the automobile drivers in India hardly follow lanes, but that hasn’t stopped Google from introducing the voice-guided lane guidance for 20 Indian cities in Google Maps Navigation. According to the search giant, Android (as well as iOS) users will now be able to see and hear instructions signaling which lane they should stay in or move to while in Navigation mode.
“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.
The cities where lane guidance will be available include Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Pune, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam. In addition, the users will get lane guidance on major expressways.
Like the voice-based turn-by-turn navigation, the lane guidance is also available in both English and Hindi.
To remind you, lane guidance was originally introduced in Google Maps version 8.0 for select cities in May last year.
The latest launch is one of the many Google initiatives to bring or localise its services for the Indian market. Check out the related news below for more such announcements from the past.