Search Giant Google has officially rolled out a new ‘parking difficulty’ feature through Google Maps for Android. Initially the feature was spotted by a few users last week.
The parking availability in Google Maps for android is displayed with a small rounded ‘P’ icon right next to the travel duration within the app which has three levels, i.e. Limited, Medium, and Easy. Notably, the parking icon turns red in colour when there is limited availability but stays blue otherwise.
“To see how hard it might be to park where you’re headed, just get directions to your destination and look for the parking difficulty icon in the directions card at the bottom of the screen,” Google explains in a blog post.
The feature is currently only limited to some metro areas in the US – the list includes San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Portland, and Sacramento.