Friday, May 24, 2013

Google Maps for cyclists - Morgenweb

class=”department”> Mannheim. The Internet company Google expands its mapping service and provides the route calculation by Google Maps now also for cyclists. Similar to the well-known planner for motorists, public transport and pedestrians, the new function is designed to help cyclists find the quickest or most comfortable way from A to B.

directions engages According to Google, either within the existing maps from Google Maps as well as one from the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC) provided data. According ADFC comprises 250,000 kilometers of cycle paths tested. The District of Mannheim was the club yesterday afternoon not be reached for a statement to this newspaper.

In developing the bike navigation especially the urban transport have been in the foreground, but the software also help in the planning of longer distances, so Google manager Kai Hansen against the German Press Agency. Cyclists who use mobile devices with the Android operating system can have Google Maps and voice control lead to the goal.

sooner is the supply on the market, it already hailing criticism. According to a practical test of the daily newspaper “Die Welt” steers the directions cyclists on major roads rather – “and less on scenic bicycle trails”. Especially in cities run parallel, low traffic road bike would regularly ignored as “The World” on.

Who wants to ride a test basis

of the city of Mannheim to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof, receives the notice, it still handle a beta version. Behind the warning: “Drive carefully!” Users have the option routes to report that they deem appropriate than those suggested by Google Maps. tba

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