Airtel has launched SmartDrive that enables users to view their location on a map and plan the route from one place to another in Chennai, the application, which was launched earlier in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai and Bangalore, was launched in recently in Chennai.
In Smart Drive app traffic is calculated basis the number of GPS devices being used on the particular road and their average speed and historical trends of traffic. The device can record all trips and help in navigation over voice commands.
A user can also access Wikipedia information of places as well as weather information. SmartDrive offers services such as search for points of interests like restaurants, theatres and shopping malls, and voice navigation. 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.