Google Local Search
Functions in Google Local Search
Google Local Search is a free service. You do not need to register for access to the online database. However, you need an Internet connection to be able to use the service2.
Using the Google Local Search app you can, amongst other things, search for locations, restaurants, hotels and other businesses along the route and in the vicinity of your destination.
In Google Local Search you can see information on different search results such as addresses, distances, opening times and telephone numbers. The app includes the option to call a business directly from the car, and you can get directions to a destination by sending an address to Sensus Navigation.
In Google Local Search you can read, and in some cases listen to, reviews and see user ratings for, amongst other things, restaurants and hotels. You can also browse through and look at images linked to search results and you have access to photographs from Google Street View which can make it easier to find your way to a desired location or business.
Google Local Search can be used while you drive.
Tips for using Google Local Search
If you experience problems with Google Local Search, make sure you have an Internet connection and good signal strength.