Google Maps making stressful times easier

You’re running late for an interview, but that little gas light on your dash has been on... for well... too long. You reroute Google Maps to the nearest gas station and start to fill up—and that’s when you notice the gas across the street is 25 cents cheaper. When you finally close the tank, re-type the original address into your phone and get on the road again, you’re short 15 minutes and $5.

Over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out an update to Google Maps on Android that will make your next gas stop more convenient and affordable. Now you can check out gas prices and add detours to your route, without having to exit out of navigation.
When you're driving in navigation mode and you get that call from your spouse to pick up some more milk on your drive home or if you're on a road trip and want to find a great restaurant option along your route, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen. You’ll see a drop-down menu with helpful options, like gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options aren’t what you need, you can always add a detour to your favorite coffee shop by tapping the search icon or by using voice commands.
Whether you're low on fuel, forgot that bottle of wine for the dinner party, or just really need a coffee to get through your next appointment, Google Maps is here to help make stressful times easier.

Posted by Aditya Dhanrajani, Google Maps Product Manager

Source: Google LatLong