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Google Maps introduces India-first two-wheeler mode

Google Maps introduces India-first two-wheeler mode

Two-wheeler mode offers numerous same features as auto and truck navigation through Google Maps.

The routes are generally faster (if not shorter), as they take into account shortcuts that are more easily accessible by two-wheeler, or offer directions that are quicker to navigate than when in you're in a larger vehicle.

Google is scheduled to announce few updates to the "Google for India" version today, so after that, it could be said with clarity that whether the two-wheeler mode is only for India or the feature has the probability to roll out in other nations too. It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations. While planning the route, a rider can view major local landmarks on the way which will be useful during navigation.

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We're glad that Google Maps finally feature the two-wheeler mode.

"We don't adapt maps for India". India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world and hence Google has introduced this feature here to make make travelling easier for people on two wheels. The features have proven to be so popular that they have since rolled out to other markets around the world. That is a good thing for regular vehicle drivers, too, as it could potentially help alleviate congestion on roads, cutting down on transit times for everyone. Similarly, there are highways where two wheelers are not allowed.

As seen in the above screenshots, for four-wheelers, Google Maps recommends using Eastern Freeway while it displays a regular route for two-wheelers. However, it was often hard for the two-wheelers to find ways, this new feature will help them in commuting confidentially and reliably, the company said.


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