With the new features, Maps is expected to become more helpful and personal as the service will now offer more customised suggestions and recommendations for users based on the location. You can long press on places and your group mates can vote to keep it in or out. You'll be able to see dining, event, and activity options in any area that you're looking. In the example at I/O, Google showed a high Your Match score for a new Greek restaurant based on the user's interest in healthy food and their previous visits to other restaurants serving up the same type of cuisine.
If Google's first choice doesn't strike your fancy, there's also a "Trending this week" column which presents other trending restaurants in the area. It uses machine learning to produce the match score in combination with reviews on hundreds of millions of places left by human visitors. They will also be able to get help with directions from a nifty fox.
Lastly, Google is also adding a few augmented reality (AR) features.
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Cyclist ride during the last stage at the Giro d'Italia, near the Makhtesh Ramon Crater in Southern Israel on May 6, 2018. Racing at the Grand Tour will resume with a 198km stage from Catania to Caltagirone on Tuesday (May 8).
Adding the essence of a social network, Google Maps will soon incorporate a new group planning feature that lets users create shareable shortlists making it easier to coordinate plans with friends and family.
"Here's how it could-will look like", Google VP Aparna Chennapragada told the I/O crowd when unveiling a sample interface that combines Google Maps' 2D interface with the view from your smartphone's camera lens.
The new AR view will overlay your Google Maps navigation directions over the camera view, showing directions, street names and even overlaying business names and information cards about them. Well, based on your Maps data, Google can determine this, then provide a matched location along with a probability that you'll enjoy it. We'll find out for sure when both of the new features roll out globally to Android (and iOS) devices, which Google says will happen in the coming months.