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Google Brings “Gas Stations on your Route” To Google Now

February 21, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Who said Google Now can’t get any more helpful? Well Google has just added another helpful card for you, and as spotted by Kevin McLaughlin, it tells you about Gas stations on your Route. According to Android Police, it doesn’t pop up when using navigation (although it probably does pop up then as well), but Google Now thinks it knows where you’re going and finds gas stations on your route. Now if Google could figure out when you need to get gas and tell you where the gas stations are, that would be even better. Also probably a bit creepy. It’s tough to see, but it looks like the card may also tell you about the prices at those gas stations which would be a big help as well.

I just checked my own Google Now and nothing about Gas stations on my route, although you probably need to be moving for this to popup anyways. Still it’s a really nice card to have in Google Now, and makes Google Now even more useful, especially if you travel the same way to and from work everyday.

Currently, this card is not on Google’s official list. So this could be an instance of Google testing out the card on a few people’s devices, like Kevin’s. While Google may not be right about where you’re going and your route, it’s still really cool. And as always, it’s just a quick swipe away from being out of the way and out of Google Now. What else could Google add to Google Now to make it even more useful? I’m starting to think that people were right, Google Now will be our Homescreen soon. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it is kinda creepy. Even though we’ve been using Google Now for a few years now (Since Android 4.1 in the summer of 2012).