Google Maps could soon help you find a parking spot

Off to a weekend dinner or movie with the family in high spirits but lack of parking space literally drives you crazy. Making for a bad start to an occasion of fun and peace.

By: | Published: August 11, 2016 11:04 AM
There is no official word from Google on this and it isn't clear how the company plans to implement this function.  (Representative image: Reuters) There is no official word from Google on this and it isn't clear how the company plans to implement this function. (Representative image: Reuters)

Off to a weekend dinner or movie with the family in high spirits but lack of parking space literally drives you crazy. Making for a bad start to an occasion of fun and peace. People staying in metro cities aren't alien to the occurrence of such events. The only solution to this is to plan to go to places, which are sure to offer parking or take the pain of parking your vehicle at a distance from your destination. Both ways, you're in for hassle and restriction of choice. Google though may have a solution to this problem. Reports from Androidpolice suggest that in a forthcoming update, Google might add the functionality to help identify vacant parking spots around a location.

There is no official word from Google on this and it isn't clear how the company plans to implement this function. Code pulled out from a Beta testing version reveals that Google will prompt users about the availability of parking in three stages – Easy, Medium and Hard. This will inform a user about the general availability of parking slots at a location at any given time. There is still no clarity on where and how will this data be pulled for, regarding the parking slots. While this feature isn't expected to be rolled out in the immediate future, Google is expected to offer this functionality at a later stage. Whenever that is, if the feature does work to desired levels, it could take a lot of stress off driving in crowded areas.

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