Going to that favorite spot of yours again? If you've got an Android device, the Google Maps app can now guess where you’re looking to go, based on your previous trips. Google is rolling out a feature dubbed “Driving Mode,” which can suggest directions per your frequently visited places and searches, according to VentureBeat.
The new feature enables Google Maps users to get directions to where they’re going, without the need to search for an address or plug in additional information. Driving Mode can also display other information such as estimated time of arrival, gas prices and traffic status updates.
That doesn’t mean you won’t have the ability to input your own addresses and information. But over time the feature should start to suggest commonly visited locations. It’s similar to Google Now, Google’s personal assistant, which can automatically display data on a contextual basis, such as upcoming flight reservation details and other information that can be useful based on the data it has gathered from emails and searches.
To access Driving Mode, Android smartphone owners can download the new version of Google Maps via the Play Store. Once completed, the feature can be accessed via a home screen shortcut or via the Google Maps app itself. Not all Android smartphone owners will have access to it for now, since it's only rolling out in English to seven countries -- the U.S., United Arab Emirates, the U.K., Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore.
The feature isn’t available on iOS, but it may find its way into the iPhone version of the Google Maps app sometime in the future.