Suppose you’ve to catch the eight o’clock train to your office and you set out of your house at least an hour ahead of the scheduled time. However, you end up on streets in the middle of a never-ending traffic jam and you’re terribly late! That’s annoying, isn’t it? Once you step out of your home, knowing which spots are available near your destination will make route planning quick and simpler. Google, probably realized it before you did. That’s why their brand new Google Maps 9.44 update carries information on nearby parking and atmosphere images.
When it comes to technology innovations, Google is the hot shot! The company has innovated almost every app and web service that you can think of. The Google Maps is no exception.
Google Maps already gives us information on shortest route to your selected destination, nearby places, how congested your drive is going to be, and much more. Thanks to the recent Google Maps 9.44 update, the app is going to give you a decent idea regarding the parking availability of the selected area.
How does the New Google Maps 9.44 Update work?
When you turn on your navigation and search for the selected destination, a popup icon ‘P’ appears near the navigating directions mentioned below the map. Availability of parking space near your destination is marked as—‘limited’, ‘medium’ or ‘easy’. In case you’re travelling in restricted space, it’ll suggest you that parking is ‘usually not easy’ around your selected destination.
Well, we’ve already seen something similar in case of Inrix and Waze last year. In fact, Waze was so accurate that it actually helped you find a fixed spot for parking. Compared to it, the Google app just provides you a brief overview of the arriving destination. But then, it’s still in the beta testing and the company might make relevant changes to it sooner or later.
So far, they’ve managed to add parking suggestions for airports, malls and public places. If you feel adventurous enough, you can download it from APK Mirror. If not, then wait for the official release.
Meanwhile, you can also check out ‘atmosphere’ feature. It lets you sneak a peek at the ambiance of your arrival. For example, if you’re heading to an eatery, the app shows you interiors, dining settings and the picture of its owners. Isn’t that cool! We can’t wait to test it out.