Google is rolling out a replacement update to Google Maps App to assist users travel safely during the vacation season. The update brings more information to the COVID layer, live status of takeout and delivery orders, an early preview of Google Assistant driving mode, and more.
Improved COVID layer
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In September, Google Maps App gained a COVID layer. That shows weekly averages of recent COVID cases across 220 countries. the corporate is now updating the feature to indicate more information like all-time detected cases in a region and quick links to COVID resources from local authorities. Google says the advance will make its thanks to the Maps app on Android and iOS within the coming weeks.
Live Crowd Information
Google Maps App is globally rolling out a convenient feature – live crowd information. Going forward, you may be able to see how crowded your bus, train, or metro is, supported real-time feedback from Google Maps users. The accuracy of the results, however, will depend upon how popular/frequently visited the place is.
Live Status of Takeout and Delivery Orders
If you’re within the us, Canada, Germany, Australia, Brazil, or India. you’ll now view the live status of takeout and delivery orders after you order from Google Maps App on Android and iOS. Additionally, you may see the expected wait times and delivery fees. Corporate is additionally rolling out the choice to look at restaurant reservation status in 70 countries.
Google Assistant Driving Mode
After being announced at Google I/0 2019 and getting spotted multiple times. Google has started rolling out an early preview of the long-awaited Google Assistant driving mode in Maps. it’s currently available only for Android users in English within the us. With Assistant-powered driving mode, you’ll use your voice to send and receive calls & texts. Yo will be able to also make the Assistant read your message aloud without having to seem at the phone.
Driving mode also integrates with music providers for media consumption, all without leaving the navigation screen. If you’re within the U.S, you’ll be able to enable driving mode by starting navigation. And tapping on the pop-up that urges you to enable the feature. Alternatively, you’ll open Assistant settings on your Android phone, followed by enabling the feature from Getting around-> Driving mode.