You can finally set a departure time for driving in the Google Maps app on your phone
Google Maps has observed a lot of UI adjustments lately that a few of us might believe superfluous, or no less than no longer a top precedence. But over the previous few days, two in reality necessary options popped up in the app — velocity lure cameras and velocity limits whilst driving — and now there is a 3rd addition. When you are retrieving driving instructions, you can – finally – set your departure or arrival time and get an estimation of ways lengthy your course will take, by way of the course choices menu.
Setting departure and arrival occasions has been to be had for a lengthy time in Maps on the desktop for all modes of navigation, however on cell, it was once restricted to public delivery. Version 10.eight.zero of Maps finally provides the possibility. You can to find it underneath the overflow menu on the most sensible proper while you test any step by step instructions. It’s lengthy late, and been top on the request checklist of options for the Maps app for years now.
Left: Maps 10.7.1. Right: Maps 10.eight.zero provides a new “Set depart & arrive time.”
You can pick out any date and time and get an estimation for how lengthy your adventure will take and when you’ll be able to arrive (when you set the departure) or while you must depart (when you set the arrival).
At this time, it does not appear to be you can upload a reminder or notification, so you will not be pestered to get going while you must. It’s additionally inconceivable to stay tracking the visitors state of affairs, in case an surprising jam adjustments your departure time vastly.
If the ones choices are added, this selection can be a great supplement — or even a higher alternative — to the Google app’s reminders to depart that (every now and then) pop up you probably have a calendar tournament with a set location and you are nonetheless a ways away.
You can take a look at the new characteristic in Google Maps v.10.eight.zero, which is to be had in beta on the Play Store and on APK Mirror.