Google Maps is kept on introducing new features in its app to make the app more user-friendly and convenient. In the recent update, Users can Check Parking Availability Using Google Maps. Searching for driving directions will now include the parking availability status. However now, Google Maps Next Update will Help to Save Thousands of Lives. Yes, it is true that Google Maps already provides relevant information about affected areas and emergency contact information, etc.
Google Maps Next Update will Bring An Improved SOS Alert System
The new update will provide you detailed SOS alerts and new crisis navigation system. Google Maps has also explained its next upcoming update. For example, in the case of an earthquake, the crisis notification card will display a shakemap. It will elaborate on the earthquake’s epicenter, magnitude, and how surrounding areas were affected. Moreover, in the case of Flood, it will notify you of possible floods. According to Google, this is especially important in regions where flood-related fatalities occur like Pakistan and India, etc.
Lastly, in the case of a hurricane, you will get a notification on Google Maps in the days leading to the expected disaster. The map will also display the predicted trajectory of the storm, alongside times when the hurricane is expected to hit certain areas in your vicinity.
This update will be available on Android first. So, iOS users need to wait a little bit. Moreover, the update will be rolled out in the upcoming weeks.