Google Maps Will Guide You Towards Brightly Lit Streets; This Will Make Night Travel Safer
Traveling at night is not safe, anywhere in the world. In case you are using Google Maps for navigating night travel, then as of now, there is no option to find out if a particular street has lights or not.
Extremely unsafe, if you are walking down the street, and depending on Google Maps.
In order to address this concern, it seems that Google Maps will now roll out a new feature that will inform the user, whether the street has lights or not.
There has been no confirmation from Google Maps regarding this new update, but this detail has been scooped out by folks at Xda-developers.
Here are the details..
Google Maps Will Now Show Brightly Lit Streets
After analyzing the source code of Google Maps, it has been revealed that very soon, Google Maps will now roll out a new ‘Lightening’ layer into the app.
Using this, users can easily find out if any street they are navigating has street lights or not, thereby making the decision to venture out into that area.
No need to mention, but this will make traveling at night easier and safer for all.
How Will This Work?
Reportedly, this new feature will be included in the latest Google Maps v10.31.0 beta.
This new Lightning Layer discovered by code enthusiasts suggest that there will be three indicators in the next version of Google Maps:
The first string as visible in the code is “See how brightly lit the streets are”.
Next string will show: “Yellow lines show streets with good lighting”, “Poor to no lighting”
And the third and final string will showcase: ” No lighting info available”.
If we translate this into the layman language, then the future version of Google Maps can inform the user if a particular street at night has street lights or not, and if lights are present, then how brightly lit those lights are.
And finally, if there are no lights available.
As per the reports, this new feature will be initially rolled out to few countries for testing purpose.
More details are awaited.