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Google Maps to appear at petrol pumps

The maps, complete with driving directions and info about local facilities, will start appearing on the specially designed petrol pumps across the US.

world Updated: Nov 08, 2007 13:24 IST
DPA

Google Maps are moving from the computer to a place where lost drivers might find them more useful - petrol pumps.

The maps, complete with driving directions and information about local facilities, will start appearing on thousands of specially designed petrol pumps across the US beginning early next month, the company announced on Wednesday.

The maps will be displayed on small colour screens on the Internet-enabled pumps made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

Motorists will be able to scroll through several categories to find local landmarks, hotels, restaurants and hospitals selected by the petrol pump's owner.

The company will initially offer the service in about 3,500 petrol pumps and expand based on retailer demand.