Google Maps implements alternative route suggestions


Google announced this week which will now offer suggestions for alternative routes on Google Maps, an interesting addition to the best standard route normally reproduced by the service. Whenever there are alternative routes, simply hover your mouse over the suggestions to view them directly on the map.

“When there is an obvious single route, we usually don’t have a big problem finding it. When there are many good routes to your destination, we suggest one that we believe is the best and let you drag the route to discover the rest. But what about when there are two or three different routes that all reach point B? Wouldn’t you like to see them on the comparison map? Now you can!” explained Ami Fischman, Software Engineer.