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Google Maps now shows parking difficulty icon for 25 US metro areas

Google Maps parking difficulty feature now available for 25 US metro areas
Google Maps parking difficulty feature
In addition to the tools for drivers, commuters, and pedestrians available until now, Google Maps now shows parking difficulty icons based on previous and historical parking data.
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Finding the best route with the help of Google Maps is something that has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, in metropolitan areas, drivers sometimes waste a lot of time while searching for a parking place, and this is exactly where the latest feature added to Google Maps for Android can help.

According to Google's blog The Keyword, the new parking difficulty icon "that’ll give you a heads up on what kind of parking crunch to prepare for when you’re on the go" is available for the following 25 metropolitan areas across the US: San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland and Sacramento.

The new parking difficulty icon can be spotted in the directions card. The ratings usually range from limited to medium to easy, being based on historical parking data.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-28 (Update: 2017-01-28)