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Google Maps adds Stay Safety Feature for Indian Android Users

Google Maps adds Stay Safety Feature for Indian Android Users

Google Maps has included a new stay safety feature for the Indian Android users, India today reported. The development was announced on Wednesday.

The stay safe feature aims to bolster the safety of the people travelling in cabs and auto-rickshaws by helping them to keep a track of the travel routes. Taxi and auto-rickshaw commuters will get an alert and would be notified if their vehicle moves away from the desired route. There will also be a live status of the trips; allowing the commuters to share the travel route with their families and friends.

Commuters need to download the latest version of Google Maps on their smartphones in order to use the new feature. After downloading, commuters can select their travel destination and tap on the get direction option. In the same time, commuters must tap the stay safer option. The live trip option will be visible in the menu bar, and commuters can share their live trip with the person of their choice. The commuters can keep an eye on the routes then they can tap on the get Off-Route Alerts options; helping them to know if the driver has changed the route than the actual destination.

According to the tech behemoth, the commuter’s phone will start buzzing if the vehicle changes the route more than 0.5kms from the Google Maps suggestedroute, and will notify the commuter about the change.Commuters can also check whether the driver takes the suggested Google Maps route or not.

The new innovation by Google will help India in preventing any unwanted incidents, a country with a population of about 1.35 billion.

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