In a brand new take a look at, Google Maps is exhibiting the situation of traffic lights in cities across the US in its Android app. The characteristic was initially noticed by Droid Life, and since then Google has confirmed this feature to become existence. “To assist individuals keep higher informed on the highway, we’re testing a Google Maps characteristic on Android that reveals the situation of traffic lights in choose cities throughout the U.S,” the corporate instructed.
Google Maps isn’t the primary mapping app to begin exhibiting traffic gentle places within the US, after Apple Maps added them final yr with iOS 13. Apple’s Siri voice assistant has also been integrated to assist its directions. As a substitute of telling you to turn left after a sure variety of feet, Siri can let you know to “turn left at the next traffic light,” in an try to make the voice assistant’s directions extra natural-sounding and simpler to grasp. According to Droid Life Google Maps doesn’t seem like utilizing the traffic lights as a part of its route steerage simply but, nevertheless.
This isn’t the primary time Google Maps has proven traffic lights (they’ve been obtainable in Japan for quite a few years now), however it’s a big enlargement for the characteristic. Google now is experimenting the characteristic in the cities of the US together with New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and says that it is planning to expand this feature over the time.