The Indian market has been a major area of focus for Google and it seems that the latest feature in Google Maps is an indicator of the same. Some users in India are reporting seeing a new Motorcycle mode or Two-Wheeler mode in the latest version of Google Maps (v9.67.1) for Android. The new mode is seen placed alongside the earlier alternatives – Car, Foot, and Train.
Reports also claim that there have been sightings of the mode only by Indian users, making it the first market for the feature. Recently Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s made comments about India playing an important role in improving Google Maps and other Google products.
The mode is fairly intuitive – according to the screenshots – maps inform bikers about all possible road closures along the way. It also gives information about the parking situation at their destination, a handy feature that was previously seen in the car mode.
Download the latest version of the android app to start using this feature and be a part of contributing to help Google Maps update their list of roads and lanes.