Google Maps for Android is rolling out predictive suggestions

Google Maps for Android

Google is rolling out new predictive functionality with Google Maps for Android.

When in Driving Mode, the app will offer addresses for home, work, or recently searched locations as potential destinations.

Driving Mode is entirely proactive, showing a map with traffic statuses on nearby roads, and offering various routes to expected destinations.

Users still have the option to input an address, but as Google Maps learns more about their driving habits, it will continue to better predict their destination based on the day of the week, time of day, and other factors.

Driving Mode will probably also recognize a users trends and offer traffic-based directions so they can avoid delays during their normal routines.

Users can access Driving Mode within the Google Maps app, or add Driving Mode to their home screen as a short cut.

Driving Mode for Google Maps on Android is available now with the first glimpse into its predictive nature.

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