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

Google Maps Motorcycle Mode Launched in India for 2 Wheeler

Google will eventually sort out all the issues, and in the meantime, try out the new "Two Wheeler Mode" for yourself. We're seeing the new mode as well, on the most recent form of the Android app. "It is now available in India starting today, with plans to roll out the feature in other countries in the coming months".

"We don't adapt maps for India". These products and features are India-first, but they are not India-only.

The Indian market has always been a major area of focus for Google, and the company has released some India-centric features in its Maps earlier as well. However, India is the largest two-wheeler country in the world having close to 18 million two-wheelers sold in the period of 2016-17, representing 70 percent of all registered motor vehicles. Google has launched "two-wheeler mode" for its map as an India-first feature. There are back roads that two-wheelers can take but cars can't. In a similar situation, a vehicle owner would navigate to his destination using Google Maps. This, in turn, will help motorists to fight traffic and save time.

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The motorcycle mode will supposedly make an appearance when you update to version 9.67.1 of Google Maps, but only if you're in India. The service also provides customized traffic and arrival time estimations. Google Maps now show routes particularly personalized for the motorcycle or bicycle riders when they search for locations around them.

This feature will be available alongside other transit options like Drive, Train, Walk, and Cab within the app. The route map, too, has been completely redesigned for two wheeler mode, with more landmarks, as people tend to learn about the routes using landmarks before starting a journey.

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