February 22, 2019

Google Maps to Integrate Number Coding Option

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  • Google Maps is set for expansion soon, which will include new features such as the number coding and the updated motorbike mode as announced by Google Philippines.

    The number coding feature designed to aid motorists during their number coding days will be available this month, while the motorbike mode that was released last year will be getting new features this month.

    Also read: 5 Useful Navigation Apps available in the Philippines

    Google Maps is a navigational map available for download on Android phones, iPhone and desktop

    Number Coding Feature

    Upon plotting a destination, Google Maps will ask you to input your vehicle plate number. The app will then provide route options in accordance with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) number coding scheme.

    Google will be working closely with MMDA to keep the feature up-to-date and accurate.

    Also read: Expats’ Guide to Driving Laws in the Philippines

    Other than avoiding restricted roads, the app will be able to notify you if there is no choice but to pass a restricted road.

    Navigation Mode for Motorcycles

    For the two-wheeler riders, Google Maps has additional features for their current motorcycle navigation mode. The audio will soon cite landmarks rather than road names as well as accurate travel time for a motorcycle.

    The motorcycle mode in Google Maps rolled off last year guiding riders through roads inaccessible to cars as well as avoid roads and highways that do not allow two-wheel drive.

    Also read: Expats’ Guide to Motorcycle Laws in the Philippines

    Using the same route and destination, the motorcycle mode shows a shorter travel time

    Google for Philippines event

    During the first Google for Philippines event last February 13, 2019, Google Philippines Country Manager Kenneth Lingan headed a series of announcements regarding Google’s new updates and products.

    The event announced the Google Station, Google Go, Google My Business, and Jobs on Google Search. The new services and platforms will start rolling out starting this month.

    Sources: Manila BulletinInquirerRappler

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