Update to Google Maps adds gas prices, and allows you to navigate a detour

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If you’re one of those people who will drive out of the way just to save a penny a gallon for gas, Google Maps is calling your name. You should notice changes to Google Maps over the next few weeks as an update starts rolling out. One new feature is the inclusion of gas prices to the map so you can see which nearby station is selling unleaded gas at the cheapest price. Think about how useful this information will be, and how much money you might save.

Another new feature allows you to make a detour in the middle of navigating from point “A” to point “B”. Let’s say you are navigating to a hotel when you decide to stop and pick up some supplies. Clicking on the magnifying glass in the top right corner will give you a drop down menu with gas stations, restaurants or grocery stores among the categories to choose from. In this situation, clicking on grocery stores will help you find the closest place to pick up some drinks and snacks.

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