Google Maps ‘two-wheeler mode’ launched for India

By : |December 5, 2017 0

Google maps has definitely changed the way we travel and it has now come up with another very interesting feature just for India. In the #GoogleForIndia event it officially launched the ‘Two Wheeler Mode’ in Google Maps. India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world, and the millions of motorcycle and scooter riders have different navigation needs than drivers of automobiles.The mode keeps in mind everything that a two wheeler might need and hence caters specifically to guide them through Indian roads.

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The three major points highlighted in the new feature is that it tells you the accurate live update of travel time, it customises the routing and also provides you with enhanced landmark navigation. Two-wheeler mode in Maps shows trip routes that use “shortcuts” not accessible to cars and trucks.

Google Map Two wheeler mode

 

So, now no matter if you are riding a bicycle or a motorcycle, Google maps will help you with the fastest route. It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations. And since so many Indians rely on local landmarks for navigation, two-wheeler mode will show major landmarks on the route. This will help the riders to plan their trip before starting, and avoid checking the phone on the go.

For example if you have to be at Chandni Chowk, it will calculate the travel time for two wheelers and a four wheeler with different parameters. While, you might reach in 48 minutes on a car, a two wheeler will take lesser time to reach the same destination. Hence, the feature is going to be very helpful for two wheeler riders in India. This feature currently has been introduced only in India and will be followed by more countries in the coming months.

You’ll need the latest version of Google Maps on Android – v.9.67.1 to be precise – to try two-wheeler mode.

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