NEW YORK: Google map is introducing a new tool to help you park your car around the world. In January 2017, to solve the parking problem Google added a new icon in ‘Google Maps for Android’ to make parking easier with icon named “parking difficulty”. As the name suggests this option will help you find nearby parking lots and garages as soon as you click on the option, ‘find parking’. Once you will click on the option, Map will direct you to the chosen lot. It will not only help you till you park your vehicle but after parking successfully, Google Maps will switch to walking directions so you can easily find your destination.
To check the difficulty, you’ll have parking in these locations simply get directions to your destination, then look for the parking difficulty icon at the bottom of the screen. The parking difficulty of each location is based on historical data, plus some of Google’s magic machine learning. This feature is available on Google Maps for iOS and Android
Earlier it was available in 25 US cities including New York and San Francisco but now Google is expanding it to 25 more locations all around the world which include: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia and Vancouver. Google also announced that they are expanding parking difficulty icons to iOS aswell. As of now, this feature is only available on Google Maps for Android, and in only US cities: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, DC, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Tampa.