Google Maps get Motorcycle mode in India

Search giant Google keeps on rolling out new updates for its apps in order to enhance the user experience. Keeping up with the trend, the company has rolled out a new mode in Google Maps in India first. The company has introduced a Two-wheeler mode in the Google Maps. The Two-wheeler mode appears with all the other driving modes on the app. The two-wheeler mode is specially designed for the Indian market. With the help of this mode, bike riders will now be able to navigate their way from one place to another. Just like any other mode, when a user selects the Two-wheeler mode, the map will show a bike icon on the map along with the time it will take to reach the destination. In an official blog, the company said, "Two-wheeler mode in Maps shows trip routes that use "shortcuts" not accessible to cars and trucks. It also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations.

And 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." The new feature is available in the Google Maps version 9.67.1. Presently, the feature is only available for Android users and is expected to soon roll out on iOS as well. Last month, Google announced a design overhaul and some new features for its Google Maps, Assistant, Search, Earth, and Android Auto. As part of the design revamp the app will get updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps "to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience." Along with this, the app will now offer dedicated colour icons for places like museums, cafe, church and others. Along with this, users will also be able to see changes like roads like roads closed, businesses open, or local events happening in your neighbourhood.



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