Google Maps launches two-wheeler mode in India


New Delhi, Dec 5: In a bid to help bikers, Google on Tuesday incorporated navigation routes for two-wheelers with Voice Assistant capabilities in its Maps feature to find the most suitable route in India.

The new travel mode in Google Maps is seen alongside Drive, Train or Bus and Walk alternatives.

“The India-first feature is the new “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,” said Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users Team at Google, news agency IANS quoted.

Two-wheeler mode in Maps showcases routes that use “shortcuts” not accessible to cars and trucks.

It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations.

“Since so many Indians rely on local landmarks for navigation, two-wheeler mode will show major landmarks on the route so that riders can plan their trip before starting, and don’t have to keep checking the phone on the go,” Sengupta added.

The two-wheeler mode will arrive in more countries upcoming months.

Wefornews Bureau 

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