Google Maps introduces,'Two-wheeler', mode as an India first feature

Google Maps Motorcycle Mode Launched in India for 2 Wheeler

At the third annual "Google for India" event in Delhi, the company rolled out 2-wheeler mode for Google Maps in India.

Google Maps will support two-wheel vehicle navigation, offering directions to better suit scooters and motorcycles.

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.

According to Caesar Sengupta, Vice-President, Next Billion Users at Google said, "Our India-first suite of products and features are aimed to help more people discover how the internet can make life easier and more convenient - whether it's helping pay bills on time, navigating through the quickest routes or searching for answers to questions wherever we are".

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In India, some highways don't allow motorcycles on them either, so the new navigation routes will avoid those roads.

This feature will be available alongside other transit options like Drive, Train, Walk, and Cab within the app.

Two-wheeler mode in Maps will show trip routes that use "shortcuts" which are not accessible to cars and trucks. But that's a thing of the past as Google Maps now feature a two-wheeler mode. It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations.

Now with the latest update, the app gets an India-specific "Two Wheeler Mode". It also shows parking status at your destination or where is the nearest place that you can park your bike. Also, the estimated time of arrival (ETA) shown in in this mode is likely to be less than that for auto. Let's see how fast they will expand this to other countries that will need it. Now, the search giant is expecting 2x user growth in the country alone on the Google Maps.

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