In the developed western countries where the roads are all arranged in a proper grid, it is a pretty straight-forward task for Google to lay its map and help people to commute. One look at an aerial photo of a developing eastern country and anyone from the west would faint witnessing the chaos.
It’s the same story with India, where some roads go straight and just end, some roads have trees growing out of them, some roads are habitats to entire cow families and some roads are just made out of dust and mud.
Luckily for the busy Indian commuter, Google is coming up with new methodologies to ease the pain of driving in such chaotic motorways. Google announced a list of new features that it’s adding like it would generate unique area-specific codes; add nearby landmarks to navigate, to allow users to add addresses which are not listed on Maps yet.
Google is hell-bent to bring some systematic method to control the chaos of the Indian roads. In 2014 Google made maps available in the Hindi language too and has now added six new local languages to bring more users to the platform: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.
“While some addresses are well-defined by street names and house numbers that are easy to find, others can be long-winded and hard to locate. The other reality is that millions of people and places in India are hard to locate –especially those in remote areas.” Google said on its blog.