It can be nearly impossible to find parking in Seattle, or any major city for that matter. But now, rather then heading out for a work meeting or dinner date only to find yourself circling the block a dozen times, you can check Google Maps before you leave.
On Thursday, Google added a parking difficulty icon to Maps. The feature will appear in the directions section of the app and label street parking at your destination as either easy, medium or limited. Similar to Google’s algorithm that determines popular times of a business, the company will use historical parking data showing what parking looks like at certain times of the day.
The feature — which is for Android right now — is currently available in 25 cities in the U.S., including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.