Google Maps is testing directions based on the nearest fast-food spot

Google Maps is testing directions based on the nearest fast-food spot

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You can call it a human touch or you can call it confusing — either way, Google Maps has started using businesses as reference points for directions.

Drivers using the app have started noticing that instead of being given a street name to turn onto or a direction to head in, they’re being instructed to look for a business or building.

As Grubstreet and CNET posted earlier this week, it’s happening mostly with restaurant locations. 

In the past month, many people have posted about experiencing this new feature, which often comes off as an advertisement due to the number of fast-food businesses mentioned.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Google Maps is testing directions based on the nearest fast-food spot

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