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Google Maps will help you park in 25 more cities

Google Maps will help you park in 25 more cities
From Engadget - August 29, 2017

Just pop in your destination and you will see a limited, medium or easy symbol near the bottom of the screen, next to the estimated journey time. The ratings are based on "historical parking data," according to Google, and a smidge of "machine learning magic." Armed with this information, the idea is that you will leave a little earlier and prowl around, waiting for a free space, or drive further afield where parking might be more plentiful. Or, perhaps you will leave the car at home and find another mode of transportation. Regardless, you wo not be caught off guard anymore.

Today, Google is also introducing a new "find parking" feature. If you tap the card with the parking difficulty icon, you will see an option to browse other streets and parking facilities. A small map visualises their locations, with each option listed underneath with an address and estimated walk time. If any of them sound suitable, you can "add parking" and start your trip. Once you have successfully parked your vehicle, Google Maps will switch to walking directions so you can easily find your destination.

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