Google Maps starts showing parking availability for some users

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Google Maps has reportedly started showing parking availability for some users, according to Android Police. The parking availability will be displayed with a small rounded ‘P’ icon right next to the travel duration within the app.

Currently in testing phase, the feature has three levels Limited, Medium, and Easy. The P icon will turn red if the is Limited parking availability while it will remain blue otherwise. According to the report, the parking availability shows up for public destinations like malls and airports and various attractions. The update is currently available to limited people on the Maps v9.44 beta version and is not known if it will be rolled out globally.

In 2014, Google had added parking card for Google Now that automatically detected where you have parked your car and help you find that spot later.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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