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article imageGoogle Maps upgrades bring lane assistance, offline maps, more

By Milton Este     May 7, 2014 in Internet
Google has finally responded to the requests made by many users regarding its Google Maps features. The new update will roll out a few key features making your next trip more navigable.
The latest Google Maps update is now available for Android and iOS. Devices should start receiving update requests now and in the near future depending on your make and model.
For drivers, this means no more missing lanes nor exits on the highway as Google Maps now comes with lane assistance. Drivers will be notified as to which lane to stay on rather than a simple "Keep Left" or "Keep Right" prompt.
Speaking of the prompt, Google has improved the existing voice navigation or text-to-speech feature. The voice navigation is now said to be clearer than before.
For those without mobile data, not to worry as Google once again is enabling offline map downloads. To make an area offline, simply fit area to make offline on your screen and hit the "Make Offline" button.
Although Maps introduced this feature a long time ago, users had to type 'OK Maps' in the navigation bar to pull out the offline download. Unfortunately, there are no map pack designs to allow larger region or country-wide scale downloads.
Google also teamed up with the cab provider Uber to provide directions when users for the various modes of transportation. Uber, which operates in Toronto and Montreal along with several other major cities, will be of your service when users search for walking or public transit directions.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab that update!
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