August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google India has announced new features coming to Google Maps.
  • The search giant will be relaunching Street View to Google Maps in India.
  • The feature rollout was initially halted back in 2016, citing security reasons.

Google has announced new collaborations with local entities in India to build a better Maps experience. As part of the announcement, Street View is returning to Google Maps in the region. Google has also partnered with India’s traffic authorities to showcase speed limits in select cities on Google Maps.

Starting today, Google Maps users in India will get to use the Street View feature again with “fresh images.” The images are said to be licensed by local tech giants like Genesys International and Tech Mahindra. “Our India launch marks the first time in the world that Street View data collection is being brought to life completely by local partners,” Google mentioned in its accompanying blog post.

(Image credit: Google)

The new imagery included from Google’s partners comprises over 150,000 kilometers across 10 prominent cities in India, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, and Amritsar. Google plans to expand this list to 50 cities by the end of this year.