Popular map service Google Maps has been given new features. New route options and other advantages for pedestrians and drivers are included. Read what to expect on Google Maps here.
As part of Google I / O, the company also has new features for its own map service Presented. Google Maps is getting a new root option. Users have the option of showing safe routes. This feature should be particularly useful for drivers.
Because on the basis of existing map data, Google Maps calculates the route on which the risk of accidents is less. For example, the number of streets on roads, reported accidents or construction sites that place additional burden on traffic are included. Of course, the safest route is not always the shortest. However, families who want to reach their destination slowly but surely can be addressed here.
A positive side effect: As drivers have to brake and drive less frequently, the new feature can also save a lot of fuel.
Google Maps: Pedestrians also get new opportunities
In addition, Google Maps should improve the Live View feature with an overlay on the smartphone display. So you can record the surroundings and get important information about shops or landmarks directly.
The “busy area” feature can be equally practical. It shows directly on the Google Maps map whether an area of a city is running higher than normal. Then you can either avoid them or throw yourself into the ground, if it is allowed again.
Last but not least, Google Maps needs to be even more personal. Depending on the time of day and your own position, the map decides which locations to show nearby. For example, at 8 am, bakery and cafes are more likely to show up. In the evening, the display changes to the restaurant.
If, on the other hand, you have entered a route, the map shows you the places of interest in the route. All features and innovations are to be added to Google Maps during the year.