- Google presented new features for Google Maps at the Google I / O developer conference.
- They are primarily aimed at pedestrians.
- The innovations are to be introduced in the next few months.
Safer through traffic
Navigation in Maps is one of the most popular services. As the newest feature, Google plans not only to recommend the fastest route, but also to recommend the best flowing traffic. The aim is to avoid hard braking and make traffic safer.
The functionality of Googles Live-View should no longer only show points of interest (POI). In the future, the app will offer assistance that will help in confusing street situations or provide additional information on shops and restaurants.
Better navigation for people with disabilities
With regard to the classic maps, Google is also planning a major update. Live view and the Google Maps map data should contain more information about road crossings and barriers in everyday life. This is intended to help people with disabilities in particular.
Anyone who feels uncomfortable in crowds can breathe a sigh of relief: Google wants to document particularly large gatherings in Maps in the future. Comparable to the popularity display of shops, you can see on the map how full entire streets are currently.
More relevant information in everyday life
In the future, Maps should respond even better to your needs. Depending on the time of day or any Travel activity should go to Google Maps show you POIs and hide others. Cafes could be highlighted in the morning, restaurants in the evening.
Navigate better with plus codes
In Google Maps you can use plus codes instead of coordinates and addresses. Netzwelt introduces Google’s address system with codes that are easy to remember.
The detailed street maps for 50 major cities worldwide, including Berlin and Munich, are to be supplemented by the end of 2021. Other cities will follow. As one of the best navigation apps, Google optimizes thus continuing his service and could thus consolidate his supremacy.