Google never fails to amaze us mobile netizens for coming up with new products and service innovations. One of its most helpful apps is the Google Maps that has a large database of maps and other important information. Over the years, we’ve seen it transform from a digital web map into a more sophisticated tool for directions, street maps, street views, satellite imagery, route planning, and just recently, real-time traffic situations. We’ve been anticipating the parking features as the tech giant has been rolling out new functions the past few months.
This started when Google Maps added parking difficulty icon for 25 metro areas in the United States back in January. The detailed parking saving feature was introduced and then was made official in April. Another update is available for those frequent users who rely on the parking difficulty icons feature. About 25 new cities in the US can take advantage of this said feature on both iOS and Android versions of the Google Maps.
In the United States, here are the cities where people can now find parking through the Google Maps: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa.
You can look for the parking difficulty icon in your destination when looking for direction. You can see this information at the bottom of the screen. You will see if parking difficulty is easy, medium, or limited. This feature makes searching for parking easier as Google Maps can tell you where there are parking spots available in real-time or how to walk there when you need to.
The Google Maps’ Parking difficulty icons can now be seen in these cities outside the US: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia, Vancouver.
SOURCE: The Keyword (Google)