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Google Maps Introduces Motorcycle Mode in India

Google Maps Introduces Motorcycle Mode in India

Google Maps is becoming smarter with every new update, and the shiny new makeover the app received back in November is a testament to that.

Google Maps has a lot of useful features and it's constantly improving.

If you press it, you'll begin getting updates on your journey. Users will be able to search for a destination and then tap "start" button at the bottom of the screen. The real-time updates will be given while the user is on his or her transit journey and the updates will appear on the Google Maps app.

Most importantly, this new update will notify you when to get off your bus or train when you're closer to your stop.

According to the Tech Crunch report, which seems to be based on insider-information, these updates would appear in the app, but also on the lock screen, allowing you to keep track of your current location at a glance. Although I managed to avoid missing too many stops in my first year or so in the city, this feature could be invaluable to travelers who don't have time to learn the subway.




Have you spotted anything genuinely unusual on Google Maps?

Let's face it, there have been situations where many of us have been lost and stuck on the road but never has it been this easy to get unlost and unstuck, if you just have a smartphone and a data connection that's working.

Other recent additions to Google Maps include the new video review feature. So as you travel on your local buses and trains, you'll get live updates on how the journey is progressing and where you actually are.

Google has been testing out the feature among a small group of users, with plans to launch it 'soon, ' TechCrunch reports.


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