Google Maps update adds voice-guided lane navigation for some European highways

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If you’re travelling in Europe this holiday season, you may be glad to hear that Google Maps recently received an update that now offers voice-guided lane navigation for highways located in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Ireland.

When you’re in the turn-by-turn navigation mode, we can now make sure you don’t miss your next turn or exit by showing you which lane to stay in or move to so you’ll never find yourself darting across traffic at the last minute — or worse, driving for miles down the wrong road. When you approach a junction or exit with multiple lanes, voice guidance will suggest which lanes are best for your route. You’ll also have easy access to alternate routes while you’re navigating, so you can choose the best drive for you,” writes Google in a post on its official blog.

To access turn-by-turn Navigation, simply open the Google Maps app on your Android smartphone or tablet and configure a route to a location of your choice. Then, hit the Nav icon in the lower left-hand corner of your display to hear the voice-guided directions, complete with highway lane guidance.

Source: Google