Google Maps, here comes the mode for motorcyclists: how it works

The navigator of Big G will also suggest the ideal routes for those who prefer to move on two wheels instead of four. The feature will also be coming soon to Europe

Will Google Maps one day take motorcycle travel into account? Will the Mountain View giant's celebrated navigator sooner or later take into account the needs of riders and the best routes to take with a motorcycle? It seems so.

After debuting in India last year, the new "motorcycle mode" of the Google Maps navigator is now definitely available in other Asian countries (Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam). This is a second phase of experimentation, which is probably a prelude to the worldwide launch of this feature. These are countries in which the use of two wheels for travel is a real must, especially due to the impossible and unlivable conditions of local urban traffic.

Google Maps for motorcyclists: how it works

The motorcycle mode on Google Maps takes the form of a new tab among the various travel options that can be selected once the route is established. Choosing the two-wheeled icon will display the ideal travel options for those who prefer to move around on two wheels. Options and routes designed specifically for those who use motorcycles or scooters and that take into account the different behavior of these means in urban traffic and not, but also the roads and alternative routes that can only be addressed by a two-wheeler.

Google Maps for bikers: When it arrives in Europe

The testing of this new mode seems to continue with the introduction in other Asian countries, important markets for the world of two wheels. Google has not yet made any statements about it, but the next country to benefit from the new "Motorcycle" mode in Google Maps will be Australia. Some analysts point out that the new feature could be introduced in Europe and the rest of the world soon, certainly within the new year.