Picture this. You're driving down the street and Google Maps tells you to turn right at the Burger King, instead of telling you to turn right on [insert street name you've never heard of]. Well, Google is starting to do this.
I noticed this while I was in a Lyft in Washington D.C., but I failed to remember it until TC's sister publication, Engadget, reported it the other day. Anyway, the idea is that Google Maps is highlighting some landmarks and other points of interest (fast food restaurants) to help with guidance.
Other people have noticed, too.
— Deemah MS (@iamdeemah) April 14, 2018
Google Maps told me to make a right “right after the White Castle.” Does it do that now?
— Scott Stein (@jetscott) April 14, 2018
I've reached out to Google and will update this story if I hear back. But Google told our friends at Engadget that it's part of test it's doing to make navigation easier.
- This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.