Google Maps knows pretty much everything about places and traffic, but it has now added a real life-saver: Parking information in 25 cities outside the US.
That’s right my friends. No more wandering aimlessly through roads, streets and alleys to find a place to park your car. No more circling the very same lot for 30′, hoping that someone will take their car out, so that you can put yours. What took them so long?
Google will now offer its ‘Parking Difficulty’ functionality to even more users, showing info about parking availability, so you know whether to leave your car keys at home before you head to the cinema. The feature is running with the help of location data and – what else – machine learning.
Moreover, users can also tap on ‘Find Parking’ option and see which places offer car garages near their final destination. Selecting one from the list, will automatically include it in the itinerary. In addition, users will get walking directions from parking to their final destination. Talk about a very smart trip.
The lucky cities to have this substantial upgrade are: 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 and Vancouver.