Google Now will now show you gas stations along your route

Just because a gas station is the closest one to you before you jump in the car and head to work, doesn't mean that this said station is on your route as you drive to the office. And this is where a new card from Google Now comes in. Computing your route based on speed and direction, Google Now will show you a card that lists service stations along the computed route.

One Android user mentioned that the card just popped up while he was driving on Friday, although he was not using the navigation feature. What is interesting is that Google's own Waze crowdsourced mapping application not only shows gas stations along a route, it also includes gas prices contributed by users of the app. There probably is no reason why this can't be offered by Google Now in the near future, and would certainly increase the usefulness of the card.

Don't be surprised if a Google Now card pops up with information about gas stations along your route as your motor along down the road. Of course, we would hope that it would be a passenger in the car pointing this card out to you since you shouldn't be looking at your smartphone's screen while you are behind the wheel.

source: +McLaughlin via AndroidPolice

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23 Comments

1. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Who cares? Who uses google now?

3. AlikMalix unregistered

If it's alright with you, I'd rather Google later... lol (siri)

5. DR1977

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I use it all the time. Siri is trash for losers like you.

21. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Lol man I don't use Siri either..

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You did for being the first to troll.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's not trolling, he's evangelizing. That's how cults grow.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Is that how the droid cult grew?

22. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No cult there. We go wherever the best product is, not caring of its Android, iOS, WP or if it's Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Moto. I don't know what my next phone will be. You knew the same day you bought your current phone.

13. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

It would be better if google now can speak up on its own saying BUCKLE UP ! GAS STATION AHEAD !!!!

16. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Everyone with an Android phone. So, you know, like 80% of the people.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be ignorant.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You first.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

More people use Google than Yahoo, Bing, or Ask. Their mobile OS accounts for 81% of the global market. So I guess with only 15% of the market even after the best year in sales for the iPhone, I would suggest that Apple stop acting like it's top dog and actually work on bringing something new to market instead of following Google around like a sad little lost puppy.

2. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sweet. I love Now.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Who cares? Google Now, Cortana, Siri, just gimmick. Had iPhone 4s never used Siri, had a pleasant user experience, Had a Lumia never used Cortana, had an enjoyable experience. Using a Galaxy S4, never used S Voice, Google Now, having pleasant user experience.

6. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Too be fair, there are some legitimately useful things you can do with these voice assistants. Personally, I find Cortana to be indispensable for: finding a store/phone number nearby, setting reminders (both one time and monthly are HUGELY useful to me), and flight tracking. Those are my most common uses, and I'd definitely not call it a gimmick because I use it for something or another pretty much daily. And I don't use my phone much in general, so that's saying something.

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

You do realize that Google now isn't just for voice assistance, right? I use Google now all the time and rarely ever use the "voice part". It's actually extremely useful at helping to avoid traffic, helping to know the weather before I head out in the morn. And giving me scores and such on games I may not be able to watch. Etc. Learn about what it is before you dismiss it. From what I have gathered, cortana is useful in this regard too.

7. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I'm just waiting until one of these navigation services offers up the ability to find the "nearest ______ on the way" when I'm already en route somewhere. This is one step closer. I'd love to be able to stop off at the next Starbucks, McDonald's, or Rest Area that's not too far off the freeway when I'm driving longer distances.

9. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Same here. It seems like that wouldn't be such a leap. But we are still waiting.

14. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Agreed. been waiting a while for it. I think TomTom or someone has a "find along route" button but Google really needs to add it and integrate it into maps and voice commands.

18. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I solely use Gasbuddy for this purpose.

25. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Off-topic, its time to upgrade my Ipad. but im not sure if i should wait for the 3rd gen Air or go with Tab s2

31. blu3m3

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

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