Latest Google Maps Update Includes Driving Mode: Like Google Now for Your Car

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    Google Maps' latest update will make the already incredible app even better. It introduces a new Driving Mode to the app that is similar to having Google Now for your car. To break it down, Driving Mode basically tries to make predictive guess about where you are going by taking into account your recent searches and normal routes. It will then offer up Google Now-esque intel that it find relevant to that.

    There are actually a few other tweaks to Google Maps besides this one, but we wanted to share the coolest one of the bunch. Our friends at AndroidPolice did a full .apk teardown to grab all this info, so be sure to hit them up at the source link below for more details. What do you folks think of Google's latest Google Maps enhancement? Can't wait to try it out? Neither can we!

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