Yandex has fulfilled the dream of many motorists. A full-fledged navigator has appeared in Yandex.Maps

Yandex has fulfilled the dream of many motorists. A full-fledged navigator has appeared in Yandex.Maps

Yandex announced the launch of a new feature in its mapping service, fulfilling a long-held dream of many motorists.

Full-fledged navigation for motorists has appeared in the Yandex.Maps application. They no longer need to switch to Navigator to use its basic functions. Previously, navigation had to include a separate application, which did not add convenience at all.

Yandex.Maps will be able to give voice prompts during a trip – about cameras, speed limits, traffic jams, overlaps and accidents. As the developers promise, even if the application is minimized or the smartphone screen is turned off, notifications will continue to work.

The app will also show the nearest parking lots, gas stations, an alternative route and a lane for changing lanes or exiting. In case the user already knows where to go, a new “Navigator” mode is provided – it will give hints even without a constructed route. To turn it on, you need to click on the icon on the home screen.

In addition to new functions, the navigation design in Yandex.Maps has been updated – it has been optimized for drivers. Controls appear larger, roads are contrasted, and building heights are lower. In addition, you can choose the type of map – 2D or 3D.

Oleg Levchuk, head of Yandex.Maps service, explained:

Many people use two applications for different urban scenarios – Maps for pedestrian routes, and Navigator for automobiles. In order not to have to switch between them, we added Navigator capabilities to Maps. At the same time, the Navigator is still a separate application, loved by the majority of professional drivers. “

Yandex has fulfilled the dream of many motorists. A full-fledged navigator has appeared in Yandex.Maps

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