An increasing number of users have stumbled across a new navigation card when looking for directions using the Google Search app. Apparently the tech giant has decided to pull the switch that opens this feature up to a wider populace. The card resembles Google Maps: it provides a map with the trip drawn out, the option to select the desired mode of transportation, alternate routes to select from, and a giant blue start button for when it's time to get moving. You can click on any of the routes to see a list of directions without having to load up the Maps app.

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An easy way to get this result is to use the phrases "traffic to" or "how far is" at the beginning of your Google searches. We've seen this functionality in the Search app, but not in Google Now. If it doesn't yet appear for you, there's no downloadable APK that could take care of it. The change takes place on Google's end, so you just need to wait it out.

Thanks, Ulrik Hartig and Bobon Gabriel.