Google Maps adds wheelchair-accessible transit navigation

Google Maps adds wheelchair-accessible transit navigation

Google Maps is one of the most popular and reliable mapping/navigation services, but it's not without its faults.

Internet giant Google on Friday introduced "wheelchair accessible" routes on Maps for the differently abled persons. Starting today, this feature is rolling out in major metropolitan transit centers around the world, starting with London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney. Once you tap on Options, you will find wheelchair accessible under the Routes section.

Navigating city streets in a wheelchair is notoriously hard, but that may get slightly easier now that Google Inc. has added wheelchair routes to its Maps app. Presence of several escalators and stairs at trains and bus stations means that navigating through these transportation hubs is not easy for those who use wheelchairs. By using real-time updates and location data Devs will be able to re-imagine our world, find best places to make the 3D renderings of roads, bulidings, houses, statues and real life places directly into the Unity engine making it incredibly easy, Which was all done manually before by the developers.

In cities such as San Francisco or NY, you can find information online on how wheelchair-accessible the streets and stations are, although it's not exactly easy to navigate those sites.

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Next, pressing "Directions" and hitting the public transportation icon will lead to a screen that includes transport options.

In 2017, Google Maps added the feature to see if a space is accessible by wheelchair under the "amenities" tab. You'll then see a list of possible routes.

If you've been wondering why Google Maps asks you about places and their wheelchair access, you finally have an answer.

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