Google Maps is getting a dedicated motorcycle navigation mode

After Waze received a bunch of new features, including a dedicated motorcycle navigation mode, in its latest update last week, now it's Google Maps' turn to join in on the fun. The popular navigation app is receiving its own motorcycle navigation mode, although it's facing a gradual roll-out across different regions.

So, what's so different about this new mode? Well, being aimed at motorcyclists, it offers riders routes that may otherwise be unavailable to drivers and also offers ETAs (estimated times of arrival), based on info collected from other riders, rather than car drivers, which, as you can imagine, makes a big difference.

The option to use motorcycle navigation is conveniently located among the other modes of transportation, in the form of a motorcycle icon below the search bar. The feature is currently going live in India, reports over on Reddit suggest, but is not yet available in all regions.

source: Reddit



2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah, neat, eh? Too bad, I rely on Sygic!

5. mbp432

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

We need a truck route for all truck drivers out there!

6. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Is it going to show paths weaving in and out of cars? Or is that just in crotch rocket mode?

8. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

In a lot of states it is legal to split the lanes. Keeps traffic moving during a traffic jam.

7. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Good thing they added it in December so we can all take advantage of it right away! BTW it snowed 2" here today with more to come, most people won't be riding again until the roads melt in April...

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