Since plenty of us are spending the next few months indoors, Google is also offering real-time takeout tracking. If you’ve ordered with the Google Maps app, and you’re based in the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, Brazil or India, you can follow your meal from kitchen to your door. The platform will now also offer expected wait times and estimates of delivery fees, all from inside Google Maps.
At the same time, Google is finally rolling out Assistant Driving Mode for Maps, a feature originally trialled way back at I/O 2019. When you’re driving, your phone turns into a basic display that lets you see where you’re going, respond to messages and play music. All you need to do is tell Google, with your voice, to open Assistant Settings and activate Driving Mode.