Google Maps gets two-wheeler mode in India: Here's how it works

Google Maps gets two-wheeler mode in India: Here's how it works

Google Maps gets two-wheeler mode in India: Here's how it works

The map shows the most optimal route for two-wheeler drives, in which, the travel time and routes can be different depending upon the real time congestion on the roads.

So far, this feature seems limited to India only, but it may expand to other areas where motorcycles are a more prevalent mode of transportation. No official word yet from Google but previous teardowns of the app showed it was coming and the screenshots look legit. Given that Google owns Waze, we suppose it doesn't really come as a surprise to learn that Google will be bringing that feature over onto Google Maps, although it should be noted that the feature will be launched in India first. There are back roads that two-wheelers can take but cars can't. The goal of this mode is of course to find the fastest and most efficient way to get to your destination if you're riding a motorcycle. Two-wheeler mode in Maps shows trip routes that use "shortcuts" not accessible to cars and trucks. But that's a thing of the past as Google Maps now feature a two-wheeler mode.

Now with the latest update, the app gets an India-specific "Two Wheeler Mode". The features have proven to be so popular that they have since rolled out to other markets around the world. The new update is very similar to the vehicle mode, and comes with voice-assist in navigation but at the same time shows an even more convenient mode as compared to that of a auto. It also gives information about the parking situation at their destination, a handy feature that was previously seen in the vehicle mode. Android Police first reported about the feature, which was visible for an Indian user in version 9.67.1 of Maps. "India is also one of the top 3 country for user contributions for maps", Martha Welsh, Director, Google Maps, said making the announcement.

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