At the third annual ‘Google for India’ event in Delhi, the company rolled out 2-wheeler mode for Google Maps in India.
In the latest version of the Google Maps app, the 2-wheeler mode displays shortcuts that aren't accessible to cars and larger vehicles. While planning the route, a rider can view major local landmarks on the way which will be useful during navigation. This way, the rider wouldn’t have to check the phone frequently while riding. Voice-guided navigation like the car mode has also been carried forward to the 2-wheeler mode.
India is the first country to get the 2-wheeler mode where a large portion of the population uses bikes and scooters for their daily commute. The 2-wheeler mode for Google Maps will be available in other countries in the coming months.