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Google launches motorbike mode in India

Google have launched a motorcycle mode to maps which has been launched in India.

This exciting addition is to be followed by more countries in the coming months

An official Google blog explaining the "Google for India' plan stated:

'Another India-first feature is the new “two-wheeler mode” in Google Maps. India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world, and the millions of motorcycle and scooter riders have different navigation needs than drivers of automobiles.

'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.

'Two-wheeler mode is launching in India today, to be followed by more countries in the coming months.'

Published: 7 months ago
Source: Google