Google Maps will incorporate even more precise layers on accumulated incidence, places where you can take a test and real-time information on crowds
Google Maps began to offer hundreds of new features in the face of the health crisis we are experiencing. For example, a new visualization layer that shows how the number of new COVID-19 cases evolves in real time in a country, a province or even a city.
Soon and with the arrival of the Christmas holidays and therefore the increase in mobility, Google Maps will incorporate even more precise layers on accumulated incidence, places where you can take a test and the most interesting: real-time information on crowds .
Available on IOS and Android
Covid layer . As explained by the Californian company, it will implement two new improvements in the so-called covid layer in the coming weeks, and will soon show more information, including cases detected in an area since the beginning of the crisis, along with quick links to COVID resources from local authorities, such as test locations, local guidelines or restrictions.
Thanks to color coding we can see the accumulated incidence at a glance: the redder and darker an area, the more cases there are.
Agglomerations . Google Maps will include live information on crowds in public transport, so that you can see if the bus, train or metro is very crowded. They will, they say, through real-time feedback from users around the world.
These changes come along with the Driving Mode interface within Google Assistant.
Another novelty that will arrive before Christmas, although at the moment it will only be available in the US and Germany, is the possibility of consulting the live status of a food order, so that you can know exactly when to go to pick it up or how much will have to wait until you get home.
There is still no exact date for these new features to roll out but they will not take long, and they will be available on Android and IOS.