Google Maps Stay Safer Feature: The Google Maps has been getting the host of new features recently like live train status, AR navigation, speed limits and speed traps, and more. Similarly, today, Google is now introducing a new ‘Stay Safer’ feature in India which will alert passengers if their vehicle goes off-route or avoid passengers being taken through a longer route.
With this new Google Maps Feature users can select ‘Stay safer’ and ‘get off-route alerts’ options after searching for their destination and getting directions. If there is a deviation of more than 0.5KM from the suggested route, users’ smartphone will start buzzing with a prominent notification, and they can tap it to see where they are compared to the original route.
Additionally, users can choose to share live trip with friends and family directly to track where they are and take appropriate action if gone off-route. The new ‘Stay Safer’ is an India-first feature and Google says that based on their extensive research across India, they found that a lot of people limit their mobility due to safety-related concerns. Google Maps Stay Safer Feature is now available to Android users in India using the latest version of Google Maps.
“Through our extensive research across India, we found that a lot of people limit their mobility due to safety-related concerns,” said Amanda Bishop, Product Manager, Google Maps, in a statement. “To address this, we are launching another India-first feature that will deliver a more relevant and reliable experience to our users.
Our new ‘Stay Safer’ feature on Google Maps will alert users who are traveling in taxis, auto-rickshaws, etc. in case their vehicle goes off route, giving them peace of mind. At Google Maps, we are committed to helping make journeys safe and hassle-free and look forward to bringing more experiences like this to India and beyond.”