Google Maps Gets ‘Two-Wheeler’ Mode in India
- It helps bikers find the fastest “bike-compatible” route to their destina
- India looks to be the first market to get Motorcycle mode
- It is showing up for a few users in India, not all yet
Google Maps gets motorcycles navigation mode in India and the company has unveiled a new feature for Google Maps in the country. India is one of the first countries to get ‘two-wheeler mode’ in Google Maps.
Two-wheeler mode in Maps shows trip routes that use “shortcuts” not accessible to cars and trucks.
Just like four-wheeler navigation, motorcycle mode offers turn-by-turn directions, estimated time of arrival, and voice prompts. The company also talked about offline maps and landmark-based navigation, two features that were initially developed for India but made their way to global markets.
India is the first market to get this feature and it is still unknown whether other countries have received it. The mode is now live for some users in India. We can expect it to eventually roll out for all Indian users and a few other countries where bikes are popular.
The two-wheeler mode will arrive in more countries in the coming months.