Google launches turn-by-turn navigation for Pakistan

Published: March 15, 2016

Google has finally launched its turn-by-turn navigation system for Pakistan allowing users to get directions for a selected route in the form of vocal and visual instructions.

The feature is currently only accessible for beta users and can be accessed on any Android phone.

Based on real-time location, the navigation system will now enable users to get automatic guidance and turn-by-turn details through voice commands.

Take a look at the world’s secret sites on Google Earth

The previous system available on Google Store had only the basic features with an automated voice guidance missing. With a vast improvement to the new app, the phone screen will remain lit after navigation is launched and voice guidance will also alert users about upcoming turns and traffic.

Should the user make a wrong turn, the navigation system will automatically alert the driver. Although this feature is already in place in many countries, it is new for Pakistan.

Google Maps guides travellers offline

Users can download the latest software from Google Store which will be activated with any internet connection or WiFi.

Motorists believe this new feature could be extremely useful and could guide users about real time changes in routes and traffic — a major breakthrough for the country.

Here’s a quick guide on how to use the new feature:

1. Search for a location and tap on the car icon to get a route:

2. Select navigate to hear voice-guided navigation and begin your route. You can also select an option which enables you to see a quick overview of your destination:

3. Accept the terms and conditions:

4. Take a look at your route and you’re on your way:

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the new software:

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (3)

  • Shaan
    Mar 15, 2016 - 5:02PM

    Now google will track the people of Pakistan when and where they are travelling.Recommend

  • Shakil Ahmed
    Mar 15, 2016 - 5:22PM

    Good move, but be careful dont rely on it completely as its based mostly on user generated maps. Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2016 - 12:25PM

    Very good news for Pakistan. I wish Pakistani companies can follow google in providing state of the art services to the people of Pakistan.Recommend

More in Pakistan