First ‘two-wheeler mode’ in Google maps

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The ‘two-wheeler mode’ in Google Maps that first arrived in India last December has been extended to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

To be first available for Android users, the motorcycle-specific navigation will help bikers find the most suitable routes in these countries.

Google, while announcing this at an event in Thailand, did not elaborate when this option would be available on iOS devices as well as reach Western markets.

In December, Google incorporated navigation routes for two-wheelers with Voice Assistant capabilities in its Maps feature in India.

The new travel mode in Google Maps is seen alongside drive, train or bus and walk alternatives.

Two-wheeler mode in Maps shows trip routes that use shortcuts which are not accessible to cars and trucks.

It also provides customised traffic and arrival time estimations.