Friday, January 27, 2017

Google Maps now highlights Orlando's worst parking spots

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:54 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO
  • Photo via City of Orlando
A new Google feature seems to confirm something we already knew for years: Most of the parking in Orlando is an awful nightmare.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Google announced a new feature to help drivers determine where they can find better parking options, and Orlando has been chosen as one of the test cities.

The new "parking difficulty icon" is a part of the Google Maps app, and unfortunately it's only for Android users. 

When using the app, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen.

Parking difficulty ranges from limited to easy, and is based on historical parking data – similar to how the app calculates popular times and visit durations.

Miami will also join the 25 other metro areas that will test the new feature.

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