Google Plans Voice Navigation in Indian Languages

Google maps has become the life line of travellers exploring new destinations and locations. With the help of Google maps we can explore a big city like Mumbai with ease. Last month Google rolled out the turn-by-turn voice navigation in India and today it revealed it plans on bringing support for local languages in India for Google Maps.

The voice navigation will help the drivers to concentrate on driving and need not look at screen again and again for navigation help and tracking of route. While, it did not reveal when exactly voice navigation will support Indian languages , however it did say that this would happen soon.
Additionally, the company revealed that it is still in talks with the government to bring Street View service to the country, but there has been no breakthrough. Apart from this, it revealed that the Google Navigation package in Android would see further improvements over the next six to eight months as the company collects more data.

Is It Google Street View or Google Sea View?

Google updated their Google Maps Street View with Underwater Panoramic Images. So now its Google Sea View or still Google Street View? These new underwater pictures show us incredible marine topology along with a wealth of sealife too. Now you can experience a sea turtle swimming among a school of fish, follow a manta ray and experience the reef at sunset.

Richard Vevers, project director for the Catlin Seaview Survey said:

This will allow the 99.9 percent of the population who have never been diving to go on a virtual dive for the first time

Google did this awesome job by partnering with The Catlin Seaview Survey. Google crawled six of the ocean’s most incredible living coral reefs namely Heron, Lady Elliot and Wilson Islands at the Great Barrier Reef, Molokini Crater and Hanauma Bay in Hawaii and the Apo Islands in the Philippines. These 360 degree panoramic pictures were taken from a special camera named as Seaview SVII.
Check out this video from Google:

You can check out this beautiful imagery at Google Maps ocean portal. So did you like this new Street View or not?

Google Maps Adds Live Traffic And Navigation In India

At last Google has added Google Maps with two much awaited features in India. A couple of days ago, Google Maps added Live Traffic and Navigation features in India. Now users can enjoy these services in India.

Currently Google Maps is offering Live Traffic status to only cities namely Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune. Users can use these services on Desktop or on Smartphones both from iOS and Android smartphones running version 2.2 or later.

To use live traffic service you need to select traffic layer from layers. Going in depth, Red is the colour indicating heavy traffic, while Green indicates free flow, and Yellow is somewhere in between.

Google India’s blog had a post about the Navigation:

It said the live navigation offers directions in Indian accent. “Your phone will announce upcoming directions to you as you move along your route — and it will even use a friendly and familiar Indian accent if you’ve selected the Indian English locale on in your phone settings,” it said.

Here’s video to guide you how to use Navigation:

You can check Traffic conditions by going to maps.google.co.in or download Android or iOs App for your Phone. Share your views about new service in India via comments.