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Google Maps Gets Motorcycle Mode in India

07 December 2017, 02:44 | Jenny Fowler

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We're seeing the new mode as well, on the most recent form of the Android app. "When we build better products for India, we ultimately build better products for everyone".

"We don't adapt maps for India".

This is not the first time that Google has rolled out India first features before rolling it out for the rest of the world. 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. In a similar situation, a auto owner would navigate to his destination using Google Maps.

During the third edition of Google for India on Tuesday, the technology giant announced the launch of yet another India first feature for Google Maps - a two-wheeler mode with voice navigation.

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Two-wheeler mode or "Motorcycle Mode" in Google Maps has has been incorporated to help bikers in the country find the route most suitable route that use "shortcuts" not accessible to cars and trucks.

The Google Maps for Motorcycle App was detailed by Android Police, the production took a few to get back some composure of screenshots from one such client in India and the photographs shows that the new Motorcycle mode has been joined to enable bikers in the nation to discover the route most appropriate for their vehicles.

This new feature is pegged to give more accurate travel time, improved landmark navigation which will be different than that under the, 'Drive, ' mode for four wheelers. Google will also be launching the two-wheeler mode in maps in other parts of the world after its roll out in India which is the largest two-wheeler market in the world.



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