TPL,NUST to launch voice based navigation app


The new technology is equipped to handle voice commands in various dialects of English and Urdu. PHOTO: TPL

The new technology is equipped to handle voice commands in various dialects of English and Urdu. PHOTO: TPL

WEB DESK: The TPL Maps and School of Electrical Engineering and Computer (SEECS) at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) have made an agreement to introduce a software based on speech navigation in Urdu and English dialects. 

The software will be able to create routes via commands and will be focused on local navigation, the navigation based app will be the first of its kind in Pakistan. It is noteworthy that dialects will be suited for Pakistani language speaking styles.

A product of TPL Trakker Ltd, TPL Maps, is a competitor of Pakistan-based Google Maps which is the only strong force in navigation market, locally. Plus, it will offer intelligent routing, smart search and live traffic information. Moreover, the users will be able to put their destinations via an on screen keyboard, the app calculates the route and transit time, then.

Adeel Hashmi, head of TPL Maps and Dr Ali Tahir. professor NUST, are seen at the signing ceremony. PHOTO: TPL

Adeel Hashmi, head of TPL Maps and Dr Ali Tahir. professor NUST, are seen at the signing ceremony. PHOTO: TPL

The head of TPL Maps, Adeel Hashmi, said,“Consistent innovation is integral to our philosophy of providing customers the best possible mapping solutions. Such additions to our existing products allow us to establish ourselves as a high-end technology company looking to offer convenience and ease of use to the end users.”

The Principal SEECS also added, “We are delighted to be part of the innovation in Maps in Pakistan. This collaboration with TPL has given our students and faculty the opportunity to experiment and explore a domain that has never been touched upon in Pakistan. Machine learning and AI are the future of technology and we believe this is the first partnership between the two organizations which will result in fantastic tech development in the country”, while Speaking at the signing ceremony.

Lastly, this system will be unique and will be a game changer regarding maps application.