How can Google Maps be smarter for its users?
- Product: Google Maps (iOS app)
- Hardware: iPhone 6s
- Problem: ETA for walking directions is “static”; users have to personally adjust Google Map’s ETA to find their actual ETA.
e.g., “Google Maps says it will take 15 minutes, but I’m a fast walker, so it will take me about 11 minutes.”
- Solution: Learn individual users’ walking speeds over time to more accurately estimate walking times.
Same for biking and driving.
This has been a problem since the genesis of Google Maps walking –WHYYYY??? Our brains should not have to “machine learn” our adjusted Google Maps walking speeds.