Driving directions on Bing now shows estimated travel time, mileage and an overview map
Microsoft wants to help you reach your destination faster with Bing. Thanks to a new update to Bing, you can now see estimated travel time, mileage, and an overview map when you search for driving directions.
“Recently, we rolled out a faster way for you to get directions between two places on Bing*. Now, when you search for driving directions from say, Los Angeles to San Diego, we’ll surface the estimated travel time, mileage and map at the top of the search results page on Bing,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
On the overview map, you will see a link that says “turn by turn directions.” When you click on that link, Bing Maps will launch and offer you a detailed set of turn-by-turn directions. Microsoft knows that directions are most useful when you are on the go, so the company has enabled this mobile experience across the top smartphones, including Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android devices.
Head over to Bing.com and type in “Directions from Los Angeles to San Diego” (or execute your own custom query) to try out the feature.Further reading: Bing, Microsoft