New Google Maps functionality allows you to search en route

Travel News 21 Oct 2015

Google is clearly a big believer in evolution over revolution for its most popular products.

Case in point: its latest update to Google Maps, which lets users search nearby points of interest while driving navigation is turned on.

The company is rolling out the feature over the next few weeks, it announced in a blog post on Tuesday. It's a welcome improvement, but initially, only Android users will be able to enjoy it.

You'll see a search icon near the top right of the navigation display; clicking it will open a dropdown menu with choices for gas stations, restaurants and other points of interest near your route. Google will even display the prices and wait times of nearby gas stations, which is nothing short of a small miracle.


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