Google Maps Now Feature A Two-Wheeler Mode

Google Maps Motorcycle Mode Launched in India for 2 Wheeler

Google Maps gets 'Two-wheeler' mode in India, can suggests road closures and parking status

According to Google's official blog post, "Another India-first feature is the new "two-wheeler mode" in Google Maps".

To help bikers find the most suitable route in India, Google on Tuesday incorporated navigation routes for two-wheelers with Voice Assistant capabilities in its Maps feature.

As pointed out in screenshots provided by Android Police, this mode cuts off a few minutes off of shorter rides, and up to an hour off of longer ones. Now we already have the first sighting of the Motorcycle Mode on the app, but so far, we're only seeing it in India, one of the world's biggest motorcycle riding countries.

Google has introduced a new "two-wheelers mode" on Google Maps to offer navigation routes that are optimized for two-wheeler drivers. The new feature has started rolling-out in Google Maps today and should be available on all devices. The service now displays routes specifically tailored for two-wheelers when you look up destinations around you.

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Two-wheel navigation has been a much-requested feature for other mapping apps like Waze (also owned by Google) for years. 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.

It is also to be noted that estimated time of arrival (ETA) shown in "two-wheeler mode" is slightly less than that for the vehicle and other modes.

The Indian market has been a prime region of focus for Google and it gives an impression that the latest feature in Google Maps is an indicator of the same. The feature will also reportedly show parking status at the destination along with road closures on the way. Now, the search giant is expecting 2x user growth in the country alone on the Google Maps.

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