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Google Maps Features

How Google Maps predicts traffic slowdowns before they happen

September 3rd, 2020

Google revealed the intricacies of predicting estimated travel time and estimated time of arrival (ETA) inside Google Maps, detailing the newest upgrades meant to improve the feature. Google said Google Maps now uses DeepMind AI technology in its algorithms “to better predict whether or not you’ll be affected by a slowdown that may not have …

Google Maps Features

New Google Maps and Waze features just rolled out

September 3rd, 2020

Google rolled out a few new useful features for its Google Maps navigation app, while Waze received a cosmetic change that some users will appreciate. Google Maps now displays traffic lights across the US and supports in-app payments for parking in Austin, Texas. Waze partnered with Warner Bros. to bring Batman to the app, including …

Google Maps New Features

Everyone needs to know about this new Google Maps safety feature

August 20th, 2020

Google announced a new Maps and Search safety feature that will make it easier to manage wildfire-related situations. Google Maps and Search will both display a wildfire boundary map that will be updated every hour, almost in real-time. That way, users will know what areas to avoid and receive alerts if they’re in the proximity …

Google Maps New Features

Google Maps is about to get another major redesign

August 18th, 2020

Google Maps has another set of new features for users, and this time we’re looking at a massive redesign of the actual maps. Google is adding more detail to its maps with a new color-mapping algorithm that uses information from satellite imagery to improve the rendering of natural features. Google isn’t just enhancing the natural …

Waze New Features

Waze just got another cool new feature that Google Maps needs to steal

August 12th, 2020

Waze just got a new safety feature that will work globally on both Android and iPhone. Waze maps will now display railroad crossing warnings, prompting drivers to be extra careful when approaching them. Waze has been working with data from official railroad operators in several countries, including the US and Canada. Waze volunteers updated maps …

Google Maps Directions

Google Maps just got a great new feature for cyclists

July 20th, 2020

Google Maps directions received a significant update that caters to people who don’t want to drive or use public transportation for their commutes. The feature comes in handy during the coronavirus pandemic, as some people may be actively avoiding crowded means of transportation. The new direction feature targets cyclists, as Google Maps directions now support …

Google Maps Directions

Everyone needs to know this new Google Maps trick

July 15th, 2020

In its quest to improve the Google Maps directions and navigation experience, Google quietly rolled out a neat feature that takes advantage of one of the coolest Maps tools. Android users who own devices that support augmented reality can take advantage of Live View to calibrate their location. The feature will also help Maps tell …

Google Maps Directions

These leaked features will make Google Maps so much better

June 22nd, 2020

Google Maps directions will get even better on iPhone and Android soon, as Google is working on a new feature to improve the overall commuting experience for users who prefer public transit to driving. Evidence in an unreleased version of Google Maps shows the app will let users customize the “first mile” of their trip …