Earlier this January, in the 25 metro cities throughout the U.S., Google Maps introduced new parking difficulty icon helping people to prepare for parking when on the go—now, Monday, the company begin rolling out brand new icons on Android and iOS.
With todays’ launch, Google introduces new parking difficulty icons in 25 additional cities outside of the United States. “Parking difficulties range from limited to medium to easy and are based on historical parking data with a little machine learning magic,” wrties Google.
Now you can see parking difficulty before you are heading by just getting directions to your destination and having a look at the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen on Google Maps for Android and iOS.
The new parking difficulty icons are now live in cities including: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia, Vancouver.
And, since parking can be unpredictable, Google also rolling out “find parking near your destination on Google Maps for Android.” So, people in the U.S. cities, now can see a list of parking garages and lots near their destination by a tap on “find parking” on directions card. Once an option is selected, it automatically adds to the trip, and even people “will get walking directions from the parking spot to their final destination.”
See the screenshots below about find parking:
Finding parking is now available in the following US cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa.
In other mobile news, Google making it easier managing Android Wear 2.0 devices with Google Mobile Management, making it easier for G Suite administrator, to enforce policies like requiring a PIN or a password and remove corporate data if a user’s Android Wear 2.0 watch is lost or stolen.
Now, when a employee adds its corporate account to a watch with Android Wear 2.0, “will be automatically prompted to download Google Apps Device Policy app and set up their watch accordingly.”
With Android Wear 2.0, you can write emails, manage calendar appointments, chat with coworkers, make calls, and more.
Check out this guide for steps on getting started on the Help Center.