Apple patent envisions Siri giving more human-like instructions for navigation
Apple is famous for many things, including its flops, and a major one is definitely Apple Maps. We’ve seen the company try to pick up the pieces of the disaster that Apple Maps was at launch, by making it available to the Mac, but it’s still not a service users trust when compared to Google Maps. A new Apple patent intends to change that though, and we hope it works this time.
Apple has just been granted a patent that was filed back in October 2013 that provides users with more human-like directions to places while in navigation. For example, instead of telling you to “head north,” the new service might say things like “Exit the parking lot near Walmart, and turn right towards Golden Avenue.” Other examples would say things like “Your destination is the apartment building with the fountain up front,” among other cases. Apple will apparently used crowd-based information to evaluate how effective this service is over time as well.
It’s hard to predict if this has anything to do with the Apple Vans we’ve seen lately, but we’ll keep you posted.