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


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