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Chennai Auto app helps you take a smooth auto-rickshaw ride in the city

If you’ve lived in or traveled to India, you know that auto-rickshaws in most cities are known for quoting way over the regulated rates, and fleecing passengers. Also, while in a general public commute they're a safe bet, many people worry when traveling late in nights or to deserted places.

Chennai Auto is a great app for your Windows Phone 8 device if you commute using the auto-rickshaws in this metropolitan city. While there are several fare calculator apps for different cities on the Windows Phone Store, Chennai Auto trumps most that I’ve found in functionality and execution.

Chennai Auto

The app works fully offline, building on the advantage of offline maps. You can use the app during your ride by using the ‘Live Auto’ functionality. Once you key in your destination, you’d be presented with a comprehensive navigation experience and fare information. Through the journey, you can also tap on the marker on the map to know your current location.

The app also has a helpful emergency feature built in. The SOS feature allows you to notify three mobile numbers that you’ve set up before in case of an emergency.

If not during a ride, you can also use the app to estimate travel distance, time, and fare before you head out. All you need to do is to provide your source and destination, and the app will tell you the fare, total distance, and estimated travel time. You can toggle between Day and Night modes to get the fare accordingly. 

Download the app free from the Windows Phone Store. If you take auto-rickshaws in Chennai frequently or even once in a while, this is a handy app to install. It’s free, so go ahead and give it a spin. 

QR: Chennai Auto

18 Comments
  • Only for Chennai? What about other states!?
  • Yes, there should be one specifically for Ahmedabad!
  • As promised earlier, I'm launching a new app today called 'Call Taxi India' , which supports each and every city of India. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/call-taxi-india/b7609361-bb6...
  • Very useful app for ppl residing in Chennai, needed un Mumbai and Delhi too
  • It's about time we had one for bangaluru.
  • For hyderabad too  
  • any good app for mumbai and other cities Abhi ?
  • We need one for New Delhi too!
  • Good
  • need one for bangalore
  • Fantastic app, but I am sure the app author will be in the auto driver's hit list soon!!! Also, I dont see the auto walas actually accepting this app! At the least, the commuter can see how much excess he's paid for the ride (and taken for a ride)!
  • Absolutely true. they never listen to you. the price they fixe before the journey has to be paid whatsoever. they least bother about your phone app etc... Autos as a public transport suck in india... all friends/colleagues who come from abroad, hate them.
  • Good News :) I'm planning for a customized app for every city in India in the near future...
  • Why not bundle functionality for all cities in the same app?
  • I'm working on it... Hope it will hit store soon...
  • As promised earlier, I'm launching a new app today called 'Call Taxi India' , which supports each and every city of India. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/call-taxi-india/b7609361-bb6... Kindly review the app in wpcentral 
  • Being a chennaite, am glad to see wp being embraced every where in India, esp in singara chennai :) high time we get more localised apps in UK as well.
  • Namma Chennai.!