Google Maps launches support for two-wheel vehicles, starting with India

Angelica Greene
December 7, 2017

But that's a thing of the past as Google Maps now feature a two-wheeler mode.

In the latest version of the Google Maps app, the 2-wheeler mode displays shortcuts that aren't accessible to cars and larger vehicles. The feature will be available on Google Maps in India from Tuesday and will offer accurate travel times to reflect speeds, customised routing and voice guided navigation and enhance landmark navigation for two-wheeler drivers. With the new Two Wheeler Mode, you needn't worry about getting stuck behind main road traffic anymore.

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We're glad that Google Maps finally feature the two-wheeler mode.

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"We don't adapt maps for India". This is a huge number and to address that, Google today announced a two-wheeler navigation mode for Google Maps, which is also an India-first feature. Earlier, the offline maps and landmark-based navigation were also launched as India first which later became popular in the rest of the world.

Google Maps will support two-wheel vehicle navigation, offering directions to better suit scooters and motorcycles. We built this feature with India in mind. The suggested routes are optimized for motorcycles and rely on reports from other riders. With millions of two-wheelers in the country, it's no wonder Google is creating a dedicated update for the bikes.

So far, the Two-wheeler mode or "Motorcycle Mode" feature is only live in India, as it has been reportedly working for some already.

If you're in India and want to try out the new two-wheeler mode, hit the button below and update your app.

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