Delhi-based mapping technology company claims that almost 80% drivers get confused which way to go while approaching a junction, fork, or a flyover while navigating using popular map applications.
MapmyIndia has rolled out a unique Junction View functionality in its maps available for Android and iOS devices under the application named Mappls. The company said it has tried to alleviate the problem of thousands of in-vehicle navigation users who get confused while approaching a junction or a flyover, about which way to go.
About 80 percent of the drivers surveyed as part of its research for this in-built feature in its Mappls navigation app acknowledged facing difficulties in comprehending junction directions in popular navigation services available in the market.
“Sudden decision-making while approaching a flyover can be a nightmare while driving in a new city. Multiple turn options to choose from in front of the driver can also be puzzling and can also result in accidents. With a clear view ahead, people will never miss the next exit when driving with the MapmyIndia Mappls app,” said Rohan Verma, the company’s CEO and executive director.
“We noticed the hindrances and accidents caused by the confusion while taking the right path or turning at the junctions and forks. Noticing the need, our team worked diligently to come up with this feature that will help reduce travel time, costs, hassle, and road accidents, which is critical in the Indian context,” he added.
Mappls app Junction View gives the 3D representation of the junction with marked lanes. The highlighted mark shows the exit or entry of the flyover in a 3D, photo-realistic format while navigating. The junction view shows a preview of the next junction, if available. One can close the displayed intersection by tapping the Junction View arrow mark during navigation.
The company is offering free download of its application to end users from the Google and Apple application stores and claims that the said Junction View feature can be found for major cities such as Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Ludhiana, and Lucknow among others.
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