Airtel Introduces SmartDrive Mobile App With Live Traffic and Voice Navigation Services

Airtel today announced the launch of new mobile app named as SmartDrive that will help users to view their location on a map and plan their route from one place to another.


Airtel Smart Drive Mobile Traffic app comes with live voice based turn by turn navigation and more importantly, give real time information on traffic situation on roads around them. What’s more, it even suggests an alternate route from place A to place B if there is heavy traffic on the normal route.

Airtel is the first operator in the country to bring such a product to its customers which gives real time traffic flow information along with other valuable information.

SmartDrive Mobile App Offers the following features

a) Search Maps for POI (Points of Interests)

b) Turn by turn Voice navigation

c) Live traffic information

Points of Interests feature help one to get the exact positions for your destinations. Point of Interests (PoIs) are grouped into categories like restaurants, theatres, shopping malls etc. Once the application is downloaded this feature can be used absolutely free of cost.

Live Traffic is calculated basis the number of GPS devices being used on the particular road and their average speed and historical trends of traffic. Currently, it is live in Delhi &NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore cities and will be live in Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune by December.

Airtel SmartDriveThe app gives traffic status on major roads in a colour coded format as described below

Red – implying heavy traffic

Yellow – Medium and

Green – Free flow of traffic

To download this app one has to visit from your mobile and then download the application or SMS smart to 54321 and then click on the link in the message.

Charges :

Search and map viewer are absolutely free


Daily pack – Rs/10 per day

Monthly pack – Rs. 99 per month

Live traffic

Daily pack – Rs.3/day

Monthly pack – Rs.49 per month

Data charges

Data browsing is absolutely free till 30th November, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer.

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September 19, 2012 1:41 pm 1:41 PM

Why free data charge not getting extended? Airtel using Nokia maps only

September 14, 2012 11:23 pm 11:23 PM

@ shirish taware
Nokia maps is the best. Search on google maps cbd belapur sector 11, you will get wrong info and search same on nokia maps ….. a correct info.
Nokias new city lens which uses camera is the best

September 13, 2012 10:14 am 10:14 AM

Waste of money!!!

If you are android user, just use Google navigation, it is absolutely free and covering more city than airtel smart drive.

If you are Nokia customer you can use navfree navigation, it is also absolutely free and also covering more city.

Both the applications are also providing live traffic update along with turn by turn free navigation.