Google Maps launches support for two-wheel vehicles, starting with India


Google Assistant is finally getting the third-party integration in India. At the event, VP of Product Management for the Next Billion Users program at Google, Caesar Sengupta said that the company's sole digital payments platform for the Indian market- Google Tez would surpass 12 million user mark in the next couple of days. Our mission is Internet for every Indian. "For them, Android Oreo (Go edition) will help improve the experience on entry-level phones while new apps like Files Go will ensure their experience is smooth and they consume less data", he said.

With the recent wave of affordable 4G VoLTE smartphones in India, the Android Go announcement can be a gamechanger.

Over the last few months, we saw a few apps from Google that carried the Go moniker like Files Go or YouTube Go.

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"There is also a new set of pre-installed Google apps, including Google Go and the Google Assistant for Android Oreo (Go edition), created to be lighter and more relevant to the unique needs of the next billion users", the search company said.

We also have a new app from Google Search, called Google Go.

The company announced "Files Go", a new app that helps free up space, find files faster and share files offline with people nearby. Tez will also remind users when certain bills are due. You can more about it in my original report. The latest version will support features like payment of utility bills directly from the account.

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"There are more than 525,000 merchants already on Tez, using it to take payments, pay their suppliers or transfer money to employees".

Google Maps will support two-wheel vehicle navigation, offering directions to better suit scooters and motorcycles. The new feature essentially tells people the fastest, most efficient route to a destination while on a two-wheeler or motorcycle.

If you're on a bicycle or motorcycle, it's easier to maneuver through traffic than with a auto - and now, Google Maps has finally caught on to the idea. The two-wheeler mode will arrive in more countries later.

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It's starting first with India, before expanding the feature to other countries, Google announced in an event on Tuesday in Delhi. The feature is specially built for India and is available in both Hindi and English.