Huawei enhances route planning for more than just motorists with new version of Petal Maps

Petal Maps, Huawei’s alternative to Google Maps, has now gained route planning for walkers, cyclists and public transport users.

Launched last year to coincide with the Mate 40 Pro release, the latest version of the navigation app allows you to plan your travel using a variety of different methods – along with seeing multiple choices that suit different needs, like length of journey or distance.

The updated app can be downloaded now on the Huawei App Gallery.

Currently, the public transportation route planning is not available to UK users but will be available soon. Countries that can use the feature now include: Australia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, France, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland.

Press Release

New Updates for HUAWEI Petal Maps: A More Versatile Route Planner

18th February 2021, London UK – Huawei’s Petal Maps app debuted at the global launch of the Mate 40 series smartphones in 2020. As a mapping service that harnesses a wide range of pioneering technologies, notably Super Global Navigation Satellite System, Petal Maps provides location searches, turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic information across. It also supports Air Gestures, an interactive function that gives services touch-free functionality which is a signature feature on the HUAWEI Mate 40 series.

The latest Petal Maps update will see the launch of a new crucial feature: route planning for walks, bike rides, and public transit, which will function alongside the existing driving route planner. In this newly enhanced Petal Maps version, users will be able to view multiple routes at a glance alongside their expected duration and distance, so they can make educated decisions about their journey.

New and improved route planning in Petal Maps

Departure schedules, stop-by-stop routes and arrival times for buses, , ferries, trains, and other public transit systems, are now available in Petal Maps in additional regions. Real-time public transport information is already available in 16 countries/regions.

Petal Maps also provides cycling route planning in 11 countries: UK, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, , Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, and Sweden and there are plans to roll this function out across more countries and regions in the future. .To enjoy all these benefits, download the app from the HUAWEI AppGallery, or update Petal Maps to the latest version.

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