Google Maps coming to gas stations: Lost drivers to waste time at the pump

Google Maps coming to gas stations: Lost drivers to waste more time at the pump

When most people get lost, they usually consult a nearby gas station for directions. Well soon enough you won’t have to drive up to that creepy guy sitting in a little booth to find your destination. Google will help you out. That’s right, as a part of partnership announced today, Google will be offering driving directions at thousands of gasoline pumps across the country starting as early as next month.

Teaming up with Gilbarco Veeder-Root, who will install the service, Google will begin offerings its Google Maps service on a small color screen at a local gas station near you.

Lost drivers will be able to scroll through several options to find near by hotels, restaurants, hospitals and nearby landmarks. When the driver finds what their looking for, the pump will print out the directions. When the service begins next month drivers won’t be able to print out specific addresses. Eventually Google and Gilbarco Veeder-Root hope to enable that service as well.

However, unlike other Google services, won’t be putting any money into Google’s pockets. Participating gas stations will be able to monetize on the service from other businesses that offer coupons that will print out with the directions.

Basically, lost drivers will be wasting more of our time at the pump.


Source: CNN

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