Google Maps to soon add accidental swipe protection, north-oriented lock and parking info?
Another new feature found on the beta version of Google Maps, Keep map north up will lock the map in a northern orientation. Everyone has a different preference, but we've always found it easier to use Google Maps with our vehicle on the map moving toward the top of the display.
Not yet found in the beta, some code has been discovered that points toward a time saving feature related to parking. It seems that Google Maps will eventually tell you in advance how hard it is to find a parking spot at the destination you're driving to. Users will be given one of three different ratings to describe the possibility of landing an open parking spot near the location you requested directions to; those three are Easy, Medium and Hard.
These new features will most likely be greeted with open arms by Google Maps users as soon as they are added to the app. Unfortunately, we don't have any idea when that will take place.
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