Getting help from users
“These useful bits of information come from past riders who’ve shared their experiences and will appear alongside public transit routes when available,” Glasgow said.
Added transit insights will begin rolling out next month, with availability varying by region and municipal transportation agencies.
A new ‘updates’ tab in the app will spotlight ‘must-see’ spots getting attention, and let users chat with businesses to get answers to questions.
And, the once solid-red ‘pin’ pointing out map locations is now made up of the four colours used in other Google logos.
A playful ‘party-themed car icon’ will temporarily replace the blue dot that users now see when they are navigating.
In the spirit of the anniversary, Google chief Sundar Pichai shared thoughts that included a mapped list of his favourite burrito spots around the world.
‘Finding the best burrito might sound trivial in the context of all the amazing things Google Maps can do - from helping to shave hours off a commute over the course of the year to providing SOS alerts during emergencies,’ Pichai said in an online post. ‘But, for some