Google Maps lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations

Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require wheelchair accessibility. As we noted at the time, however, the available information still left a lot to be desired. Maps has currently collected accessibility data for almost seven million places, but even with databases like Wheelmap, there were still some pretty big gaps across the country. This week, Google’s […]

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Google Maps update will automatically predict driving directions

Google Maps has a new trick up its sleeve: predicting your destination when you get on the road. The company will soon be updating its navigation app with a new “driving mode” that uses your location history and other factors to predict your destination. The update, which was first spotted by AndroidPolice, adds a new feature called “Driving Mode.” Here’s how it works: The update adds a new “Start Driving” tab to Google Maps. Selecting this option will automatically begin […]

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