Google Maps rolls out two-wheeler mode for motorcyclists in India

Google Maps rolls out two-wheeler mode for motorcyclists in India

Google Maps rolls out two-wheeler mode for motorcyclists in India

Google Maps India has reduced the agony of its avid users who commute on bikes and scooters by launching the all-new, 'Two-Wheeler, ' mode on Tuesday.

As pointed out in screenshots provided by Android Police, this mode cuts off a few minutes off of shorter rides, and up to an hour off of longer ones. "India is also one of the top 3 country for user contributions for maps", Martha Welsh, Director, Google Maps, said making the announcement. We ran a check to do a real world test of this mode on Google Maps and find the best possible route from our office in Lower Parel to three different locations in Mumbai. The new feature has started rolling-out in Google Maps today and should be available on all devices. This feature will tell you the fastest, and most efficient route to a destination. It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations.

Two-wheeler mode in Maps will show trip routes that use "shortcuts" which are not accessible to cars and trucks. Chances are that you followed Google Maps step-by-step but because the app could not differentiate between the roads that are not meant for motorcycles, you ended up spending more time on your journey.

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Google notes that it informs you of road closures and parking status as well. Voice-guided navigation like the auto mode has also been carried forward to the 2-wheeler mode.

The Indian market has been a prime region of focus for Google and it gives an impression that the latest feature in Google Maps is an indicator of the same.

For most Google Maps users, getting directions to a destination comes with three or four options: cars, public transportation, walking, and possibly cycling.

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