I will never forget the first time I saw my friend’s Tom Tom, a little computer attached to her windshield, telling her when and where to turn, helping her navigate the winding roads of metro-Atlanta.
This was mind-blowing to me but I was not convinced I needed it enough to pay a few hundred dollars for the device plus a subscription fee.
Fast forward just a couple of years and we all have the same, or even better technology as an app on our phones and I would not know how to get from point A to point B without my Google Maps.
Now Google wants to help us get to more personalized destination recommendations while we are on vacation.
I assume we have all come to terms with the fact that Google knows us better than we know ourselves. With the knowledge obtained from search data, browsing data, location data, and more, they have created a “personalized tour guide in your pocket.”
Beyond making recommendations, Google will also help keep you on track of where you need to be and when.
Keeping track of all your flight, hotel, car and restaurant reservations when you travel can be tough. With Google Trips, all your travel reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organized for you into individual trips, so you don’t have to search and dig up those emails. They’re waiting for you within the reservations tile, even without WiFi.
You can read more about Google Trips on their blog.
Is this a little creepy, quite convenient or both? Let me know in the comments.
Originally posted on Sensei Project