It turns out Google Maps has started considering more means of transportation when recommending you routes. A Redditor has spotted a new icon in the app present in the top bar of the app, which will offer you a new option of navigation. Just like the other modes, it becomes available once you introduce a location and choose to navigate to it. We are talking about Motorcycle Mode.
Motorcycle Mode is a useful Google Maps feature
A route to a location can differ, depending on the vehicle you choose to get there. Therefore, Google Maps offers you more navigation modes, so that you should know what route suits you best. You can either get into the car and drive to the location, choose public transportation, or walk to your destination.
However, there are other transportation options as well, so Google Maps decided to include them, too. Now, you can spot a new icon in the top bar, right between the Driving Mode and the Transit Mode, the Motorcycle Mode. At the moment, this feature is undergoing testing in India.
Motorcycles are quicker than cars, as they can take shortcuts on narrow roads
This makes perfect sense, since many Indian roads are too narrow for cars to fit in. The truth is that motorcycles can be a quick means of transportations, and it’s important for people to find the shortcuts. Therefore, the Motorcycle Mode might soon be released outside India as well, but it’s still not clear when or if this happens.
The Motorcycle Mode works just like the other modes. It will offer the user the time they should spend on the road and the routes available for the vehicle. Plenty of users might embrace it, as riding motorcycles is often faster than driving. The Motorcycle Mode should be available everywhere around India, but it’s currently only a test. An individual feature might be adopted or not, depending on the user response.
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