Google Maps Gets Two Wheeler Mode In India

07 December, 2017, 02:43 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Google Maps’ new two-wheeler mode shows faster routes for beating traffic on your bike

Although, Google's Android Oreo Go OS and Files Go! storage app were the headliners at its India event, the company also had two more surprises in tow: a two-wheeler mode for Maps and a bi-lingual version of its Assistant for Indian feature phone JioPhone.

Martha Welsh, Director Google Maps said, "India is the world's largest two-wheeler market and the navigation needs of these millions of riders are different from automobile drivers".

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. Google will eventually sort out all the issues, and in the meantime, try out the new "Two Wheeler Mode" for yourself.

This feature will be available alongside other transit options like Drive, Train, Walk, and Cab within the app. The goal of this mode is of course to find the fastest and most efficient way to get to your destination if you're riding a motorcycle.

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If you're on a bicycle or motorcycle, it's easier to maneuver through traffic than with a vehicle - and now, Google Maps has finally caught on to the idea.

Google notes that it informs you of road closures and parking status as well.

The Two Wheeler Mode allows users to navigate through spaces, only accessible by 2 wheelers. Google is rolling out a dedicated two-wheeler mode for Google Maps in the country famous for its traffic and tight roads.

The feature would hopefully roll out in all other countries that face traffic jam issues and have a high database of people using motorbikes for transportation. Now, the search giant is expecting 2x user growth in the country alone on the Google Maps.

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