It’s beyond frustrating when you just need to run into the grocery store to pick up one thing and find the lines winding back to the frozen foods section. Your quick trip turns into a half hour-long wait, just to get your one thing. But Google Maps wants to keep that from happening again with their latest feature.
Google Maps is now going to be able to tell us how long the line is at the Supermarket. And the best part about the new feature is that it’s rolling out before we have to do all that Thanksgiving shopping. So the app will be able to tell us how to get from point A to point B and how long we’ll wait once we get there.
They use crowd-sourced info to provide food traffic updates and an average wait time for checkout lines at the grocery store. It’s similar to the way Google has been using this data to figure out how long you’ll have to wait for a table at nearby restaurants. So thank you Google, for saving us time once again.