Cars Stuck on Muddy Road Thanks to Disastrous Google Maps Detour

The Stay Safe feature will alert you every time your driver deviates from the suggested route by 0.5 kms. Image Google India

The Stay Safe feature will alert you every time your driver deviates from the suggested route by 0.5 kms. Image Google India

The two features roll out Thursday in around 200 cities worldwide, and are available on both Android and iOS.

"At Google Maps, we have focused on building India-first features to deliver a more relevant and reliable experience for our users". In addition, it will also share the live status of their trips with friends/family so they can track their journey. The "share live trip' option lets you share your location on most social apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Slack, and also shows you often-contacted individuals". London is included in the list of cities this new feature will apply too, but anyone who's been to London will know that its public transport is rammed with people for 23 hours of each day.

While Monsees was looking forward to the prospect of picking up her husband on time, it wasn't long before she found herself driving on a dirt road, and she wasn't alone. Wondering how to use this feature, here's our step-by-step guide on how to activate and start using this feature.

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According to Google, the app will send an immediate alert notification to the user if the cab driver deviates more than 0.5 km from the suggested route of Google Maps.

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To find the feature, users need to select the "Stay Safer" and "Get off-route alerts" options once the navigation screen is activated.

During Google's research, it uncovered many people are concerned about safety when using auto-rickshaws or taxis in India, and that can prevent them from traveling.

Google Maps has launched the "Stay Safer" feature for its users in India.

Since October, Google Maps has been analyzing reports from Google Maps users during the 6 a.m.to 10 a.m. commute time.

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