Google has announced that starting today, commuters in Delhi will be able to see a new public transport mode; Google Maps Auto Rickshaw Feature. By selecting this mode of transport, Delhi commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride as well as the estimated auto-rickshaw fares.
The new feature can be found within the ‘public transport and ‘cab’ modes in Google Maps and is based on the expected trip route and the official fare model shared by the Delhi Traffic Police. The Google Maps Auto Rickshaw feature will be available in the Google Maps app on Android devices. To use the feature, users need to update Google Maps to the latest version v.10.6, open the app, search for a destination, then tap on directions and go to the public transport tab.
After choosing the mode of transport on the screen, users will be able to see the estimated price of the journey and the route’s traffic information. Then simply tap ‘Navigate’ to start the trip. The same option can also be accessed through the “cab” mode on Google Maps.