New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

New Maps updates to
New Maps updates to

‘Tis the season for holiday outings. Whether you’re running errands, exploring new places with friends or traveling to see family. Google Maps can help make navigating this busy season a little less stressful. And today. We’re sharing three updates that will help you explore. And get around just in time for the holidays.

Explore places intuitively thanks to search with Live View 🔍.

In September, we introduced search with Live View to let you explore what’s around you more intuitively with the help of AI. Billions of Street View images and augmented reality. Beginning next week. This visual search experience will start rolling out in London, Los Angeles, New York. Paris. San Francisco and Tokyo on Android and iOS.

New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

Say you’re visiting New York with plans to knock out your holiday shopping. And catch up with friends. Lift your phone and tap on the camera icon in the search bar to see nearby stores and other places like coffee shops. Banks and ATMs. With AR-powered directions and arrows. You can see what direction they’re in and how far away they are. And even spot places that aren’t in your immediate view (like a clothing store around the block) to get a true sense of the neighborhood at a glance.

New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

To find other places to hang out. Tap on different place categories to explore what restaurants, bars, dessert shops. Parks and transit stations are nearby. The best part?. Beyond showing you where places are. You can see key information about each spot overlaid like whether or not it’s open. How busy it is, what the price range is, and if the Google Maps community rates it highly.

Search with Live View starts rolling out in 6 cities next week

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New Maps updates to

Find the best charging station for your electric vehicle 🚗.

If you have an electric vehicle, you may already be using Google Maps to find charging stations and get real-time information about chargers near you. Now it’s even easier to find the best charging station for your car. Search for “EV charging stations” and select the “fast charge” filter you’ll see stations with chargers 50kW or higher so you can charge up faster. You can also filter for stations that offer your EV’s plug type in more countries so you only see stations with plugs that are compatible with your car. Both features are live now on Android and iOS in countries where EV charging stations are available.

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New Maps updates to

Find stations with fast chargers (left) and plugs compatible with your EV (right)

See wheelchair accessible, stair-free places around the world 🌏.

In 2020, we launched accessible places in Australia. Japan. the U.K. and U.S. to help people know when a destination is wheelchair accessible. This is now available globally on Android and iOS.

New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

Just turn on the “Accessible Places” setting in the Google Maps app. You’ll see a ♿ wheelchair icon on the business profile if it has a wheelchair accessible entrance. And the same icon with a strikethrough if its a non-accessible place. You can also see if the place has accessible seating, restrooms and parking. Powered by information from business owners. And contributions from the Google Maps community. This feature can also be helpful if you want to avoid stairs because you have a stroller, luggage or are using a cart. If you want to contribute accessibility details to Google Maps, just find the profile of the business you want to edit, tap “About,” and then “Edit features.”. You can then tap the accessibility features to add them right to the business profile.

New Maps updates to help you make the most of the holidays.

New Maps updates to

The ability to see wheelchair accessibility places is now available globally on Android and iOS.

With even more intuitive, sustainable and accessible ways to explore and navigate, Google Maps can help you make the most of your holidays so you can focus on the festivities.

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Whether you’re running errands, exploring new places with friends or traveling to see family. And get around just in time for the holidays. Search for “EV charging stations” and select the “fast charge” filter you’ll see stations with chargers 50kW or higher so you can charge up faster. You can also filter for stations that offer your EV’s plug type in more countries so you only see stations with plugs that are compatible with your car. Both features are live now on Android and iOS in countries where EV charging stations are available.

Japan. the U.K. and U.S. to help people know when a destination is wheelchair accessible.

You can also see if the place has accessible seating, restrooms and parking. This feature can also be helpful if you want to avoid stairs because you have a stroller, luggage or are using a cart. If you want to contribute accessibility details to Google Maps, just find the profile of the business you want to edit, tap “About,” and then “Edit features.”. You can then tap the accessibility features to add them right to the business profile.

Whether you’re running errands, exploring new places with friends or traveling to see family. And get around just in time for the holidays. Search for “EV charging stations” and select the “fast charge” filter you’ll see stations with chargers 50kW or higher so you can charge up faster. You can also filter for stations that offer your EV’s plug type in more countries so you only see stations with plugs that are compatible with your car. Both features are live now on Android and iOS in countries where EV charging stations are available.

Japan. the U.K. and U.S. to help people know when a destination is wheelchair accessible.

You can also see if the place has accessible seating, restrooms and parking. This feature can also be helpful if you want to avoid stairs because you have a stroller, luggage or are using a cart. If you want to contribute accessibility details to Google Maps, just find the profile of the business you want to edit, tap “About,” and then “Edit features.”. You can then tap the accessibility features to add them right to the business profile.

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot Android phones

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot Android phones

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot Android phones

Do you drive with your phone clipped to your air vent?. Or does your car have the latest built-in infotainment system?. No matter what kind of car you own, Google is ready to make your drive better.  We’re bringing updates to Google Assistant driving mode. Android Auto and cars with Google built-in (welcome Honda!) to help every driver find their way around, stay entertained. And keep in touch.

Google Assistant driving mode on Android phones gets a new dashboard

Millions of people in more than 12 countries use Google Assistant driving mode every day, by offering  voice activated help via your Android phone in older cars. We originally launched it for active navigation in Google Maps, helping drivers manage tasks, like answering a call or responding to text messages with minimal distraction.

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot

Thanks to early feedback. We heard how important it is to have your go to apps handy for your drive. Even when you don’t need turn by turn navigation. So coming soon. You’ll be able to say “Hey Google. Let’s drive” (or connect your phone to your car’s Bluetooth) to open the new driving mode dashboard. Reducing the need to fiddle with your phone while also making sure you stay focused on the road. With glanceable. Tappable cards, the basics you’ll need for the road are available with a single tap no scrolling required:.

Start your navigation.

See who called or texted recently and quickly resume media from Amazon Music. Audible. IHeartRadio. JioSaavn. Pandora. Podcast Addict. SoundCloud. Spotify. YouTube Music and more providers. Plus. There’s a new messaging update: Just say “​​Hey Google, turn on auto read” to hear new messages read aloud as they come in and to respond by voice.

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot

Driving mode will be the primary experience for Android phones going forward and will fully roll out in the next few weeks for Android phones in English (U.S., Australia. Canada. Ireland. India. Singapore and U.K.). German. Spanish (Spain. Mexico). French and Italian.

Improvements coming to Android Auto on car displays

We’re also launching new features for the more than 100 million cars compatible with Android Auto bringing help from. Google onto your car display via your Android phone. 

You’ll now see music. News and podcast recommendations from Google Assistant. And be able to set which app launches whenever Android Auto starts. You’ll even be able to enjoy games from GameSnacks right from the car’s display while you’re parked. Waiting for a to-go order or charging your vehicle. 

If you’re a dual-SIM Android phone user. You can now choose which SIM card to use when making calls through Android Auto.

And great news for commuters: ​​Android Auto will support your “Work profile.” Which lets you see upcoming work meetings and messages on your car’s display. 

When it’s time to fill up at the gas station. You can now put away your credit card or cash and say. “Hey Google. Pay for gas” on Android Auto or from your Android phone. Select your pump number. And  complete contactless payment with Google Pay. This will be available at over 32,500 gas stations across the U.S. starting with Exxon and Mobil. Conoco. Phillips 66 and 76 stations. 

The best of Google apps and services built-in to more cars

In the coming years. Millions of cars will have Google fully built-in to their infotainment systems. So you can get around with Google Maps. Use Google Assistant to turn on the A/C. Download your favorite apps on Google Play and much more. Even without a smartphone.

Upgrade your drive

We’re excited to share that our newest partner, Honda, will be launching future models with Google built-in starting in 2022. In addition to Honda. This experience will be available on cars from top brands including Ford. General Motors. Polestar. Renault and Volvo Cars. Today, you can test drive or purchase cars with Google built in like the Polestar 2 . And Volvo XC40 Recharge  and it’s coming to many more cars soon, like the new Chevrolet Silverado and Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric.

Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot

If you drive an electric vehicle with Google built in. We make it easy to find charging stations. And minimize charging time with Google Maps. Just say. “Hey Google. Find me a charging station” to instantly see nearby stations compatible with your car. Payment type and speed preferences. Along with real-time information about whether or not a charger is available. And with new support for thermal battery management. Google Maps saves you precious time by helping your car’s battery heat up or cool down before you charge. Reducing the amount of time you need to spend at a charger. 

No matter what car you drive. We’re working hard to make sure you have the help you need from. Google to get things done while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

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Upgrade your drive with Google as your copilot

aMillions of people in more than 12 countries use Google Assistant driving mode every day, by offering  voice activated help via your Android phone in older cars.

Even when you don’t need turn by turn navigation. So coming soon.

Reducing the need to fiddle with your phone while also making sure you stay focused on the road.

We’re also launching new features for the more than 100 million cars compatible with Android Auto bringing help from.

And be able to set which app launches whenever Android Auto starts. You’ll even be able to enjoy games from GameSnacks right from the car’s display while you’re parked.

You can now choose which SIM card to use when making calls through Android Auto.

aMillions of people in more than 12 countries use Google Assistant driving mode every day, by offering  voice activated help via your Android phone in older cars.

Even when you don’t need turn by turn navigation. So coming soon.

Reducing the need to fiddle with your phone while also making sure you stay focused on the road.

We’re also launching new features for the more than 100 million cars compatible with Android Auto bringing help from.

And be able to set which app launches whenever Android Auto starts. You’ll even be able to enjoy games from GameSnacks right from the car’s display while you’re parked.

You can now choose which SIM card to use when making calls through Android Auto.

aMillions of people in more than 12 countries use Google Assistant driving mode every day, by offering  voice activated help via your Android phone in older cars.

Even when you don’t need turn by turn navigation. So coming soon.

Reducing the need to fiddle with your phone while also making sure you stay focused on the road.

We’re also launching new features for the more than 100 million cars compatible with Android Auto bringing help from.

And be able to set which app launches whenever Android Auto starts. You’ll even be able to enjoy games from GameSnacks right from the car’s display while you’re parked.

You can now choose which SIM card to use when making calls through Android Auto.

aMillions of people in more than 12 countries use Google Assistant driving mode every day, by offering  voice activated help via your Android phone in older cars.

Even when you don’t need turn by turn navigation. So coming soon.

Reducing the need to fiddle with your phone while also making sure you stay focused on the road.

We’re also launching new features for the more than 100 million cars compatible with Android Auto bringing help from.

And be able to set which app launches whenever Android Auto starts. You’ll even be able to enjoy games from GameSnacks right from the car’s display while you’re parked.

You can now choose which SIM card to use when making calls through Android Auto.

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