Google Maps to alert if cab drivers deviate from route

Google Maps has rolled out a new safety feature called ‘Stay Safer’ in India. The new feature alerts users travelling by public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5 km from the suggested route on Google Maps.

The Stay Safer feature is available for Android users. According to a media report, the app sends a notification on the phone when the driver deviates from the route. The user can tap on it to see where they are compared to the original route.

To activate the feature, users will have to select the ‘Get off-route alerts’ option under ‘Stay Safer’ after getting the destination. The ‘Stay Safer’ feature is only available in India at the moment.

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