The Mountain View company Google provides lots of services, and many of them had become most important part of our daily life and one such service is Google Maps. We know that it provides a lot of functionality and recently the developers of Google Maps updated with Plus codes to make sharing location easier. Well, now Google has updated the Google Maps and the new change will bring a huge smile to the users of a wheelchair.
The developers of Google Maps introduces ‘Wheelchair Accessible’ feature which will give you a navigation filter for buses and trains, which will identify the best route for the users who moves on a wheelchair. If you move on a wheelchair then you can check the best available route by adding the destination just like you normally do, then select a route by tapping the option and change the tick to ‘Wheelchair Accessible’ under preferred route.
Moreover, the Google Maps will also keep in mind few things such as wheelchair accessible stops, platforms entrances and exists at the transit stations. Google says that the data was gathered as part of the local guide program, and it also says that it has updated Street View imagery of city centre and transit stations to provide a user the updated preview of the area.
Speaking about the availability, right now Google rolling out the feature in global cities like Boston, London, Tokyo, Sydney, and the Mexico City. The search giant said that they will roll out the feature widely in the coming months, but didn’t provide the exact timeline.
Well, in my opinion, this is really a great move by Google because the users of a wheelchair are also a human being and considering them like the other human beings is definitely a huge thing. I hope that things will work perfectly to give a smooth mobility.