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Google Maps gets Two-Wheeler mode in India: here is how it works

Google Maps gets Two-Wheeler mode in India: here is how it works

In the two-wheeler navigation mode major landmarks along the route are shared with riders so it becomes easier to be a bit familiar of of the journey before setting off. The two-wheeler mode shows those "shortcuts" routes that are not accessible to cars and trucks. For example, Google Maps calculated an estimated 256KM trip would take roughly around forty minutes less time on a two-wheeler as compared to if taken via a big vehicle. The addition of a two wheeler mode adds more flexibility to Google maps.

Those who have looked into smart motorcycle helmets can attest to the fact that they are usually absurdly expensive. "When we build better products for India, we ultimately build better products for everyone".




The feature has first been introduced in India where two-wheeled transportation is very common, but the feature will expand into other countries in the future, according to Mashable. Since Indian roads are dominated by the two-wheelers and there are certain routes which can only accommodate them instead of cars, a feature like this is of great help to the two-wheeler commuters of the county. It also has the most widely used mobile operating system, a solid video streaming platform, excellent maps and navigation, cloud services and the list just goes on. It makes sense that two-wheeler mode rolled out in India first, but we can think of plenty of places around the globe that could benefit from it too. With millions of two-wheelers in the country, it's no wonder Google is creating a dedicated update for the bikes.

If you're in India and want to try out the new two-wheeler mode, hit the button below and update your app.


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