Android Auto for Phone Screens was supposed to be a simple stop-gap leading up to the launch of Google Assistant’s Driving Mode, but with that feature still nowhere to be found, Google is making some improvements. This week, Android Auto for Phone Screens is being updated with improved Google Maps support.
Google Maps directions will get even better on iPhone and Android soon, as Google is working on a new feature to improve the overall commuting experience for users who prefer public transit to driving.
Evidence in an unreleased version of Google Maps shows the app will let users customize the “first mile” of their trip by combining their primary public transit choice with a different way of transportation.
The newest Google Maps feature has nothing to do with navigation and directions in the real world.
Google announced that developers looking to create AR games or traditional video games based on a real-world setting can take advantage of Google Maps data for any location on Earth that Google Maps covers.
Google Maps offers a comprehensive location-sharing feature that makes it easy for you to share your location with your loved ones. You also have the option of broadcasting your location via a dedicated link, set the duration for location sharing, and select contacts that you want to share the details with. Here’s how you can get started with location sharing on Google Maps.
How to share your location in Google Maps