Google Maps Will Alert You When Your Taxi Goes Off Route

Google Maps is getting a new feature which will help you stay safe while riding a taxi by alerting you every time your ride gets off the route.

These new off-route alerts on Google Maps will send an alert to your phone every time you get sidetracked from the intended course by 500 meters.

Besides ensuring your safety, the new feature should also help you avoid being tricked by a cab driver while traveling to an unfamiliar part of the city. Your route won’t be rerouted automatically when you’re hitting on the wrong road.

The new feature is currently being tested in India and is soon expected to be available in more countries.