Instructions about navigation from navigation apps comes based on streets or distance. But we all know that this not how humans give direction. Rather than a tiny street sign they’ll usually point to landmarks that are much easier to spot. Google apparently noticed it and now users are reporting that Google Maps has started offering directions based on local landmarks. Instead of “turn left at 7th Street,” it’ll tell you to “turn left after KFC.”
Which local landmarks of a particular area will be used by Google to give direction is not clear, the regional availability beyond New York City, at least or the scale of the introduction. Google was asked to clarify the situation If its a small scale experiment or not but if this becomes widely available then it will take a lot of stress out of driving in an unfamiliar location.