Google Maps knows where you are working, living and how’s the traffic around you. But after the latest beta update, it will also know what’s the parking availability around you.
If you set up your route from Point A to Point B, a small blue icon with the letter P appears next to the estimated time of arrival stating that the situation is either Easy or Medium. If the parking options are Limited the icon turns red.
Once you start navigating and the directions expand, you receive further details along with the current availability.
The navigation service Waze (owned by Google) unveiled similar feature several months ago, so Google is now porting it to its main navigation app.
According to early adopters so far supported locations are limited to malls, airports and other public spots. Hopefully more will be added soon.
Can you suggest something better that's free? Didn't think so. Or try developing your own before criticizing Google's.
Another factor that isn't estimated is a slow car.