Google Maps introduces,‘Two-wheeler’, mode as an India first feature

Updated On : 05 Dec , 2017 , 07:56 PM
The new feature will give the user customised route mapping and voice navigation specifically suited for bike riders. (Representative image)
The new feature will give the user customised route mapping and voice navigation specifically suited for bike riders. (Representative image)
New Delhi:

Google Maps India has reduced the agony of its avid users who commute on bikes and scooters by launching the all-new, ‘Two-Wheeler,’ mode on Tuesday. 

The new feature will give the user customised route mapping and voice navigation specifically suited for bike riders.

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.

"We don't adapt maps for India. We built this feature with India in mind. For instance, offline maps, landmark navigation, which we launched in India first are now popular with other map users across the world. India is also one of the top 3 country for user contributions for maps," Martha Welsh, Director, Google Maps, said making the announcement.  

The route map has also been completely redesigned to suite the movement of the bike riders displaying real time congestion.

The route map has also been completely redesigned to suite the movement of the bike riders displaying real-time congestion.

This is an ‘India First,’ launch by Google since the US-based multinational tech giant believes that India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world.

This is not the first time that Google has rolled out India first features before rolling it out for the rest of the world. Earlier, the offline maps and landmark-based navigation were also launched as India first which later became popular in the rest of the world. 

First Published : Tuesday, December 05, 2017 07:34 PM
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