Connected Car Life
Google Maps Popular times

Google Maps Will Now Help You Avoid Crowds




Utilizing anonymous data from users who have opted in to Google Location History, Google Maps can now let you know how crowded a specific location is in real time. By aggregating this anonymous data it will overlay what the current location activity is over the historical activity for that time of day into a nice looking graph with a brief summary.

This is a new addition to the already existing Popular Times feature, which shows the busiest times of the day as well as the average time a person spends there. So next time you’re planning to go to your favorite happy hour spot you can see in advance if there’s been a surprise invasion of hipsters, making it take 2 hours to get a table.



Google Maps Popular times