Google Maps has some quirky little features that can customize your experience if you know where to find them. For example, you can change the navigation icon to a car, SUV or truck. Here̵7;s how.
The default icon for Google Maps navigation is the familiar triangle with an inverted base that you see on many navigation systems. That icon actually comes from the game Asteroids. You can change this icon to suit your mode of transport.
First, open the Google Maps app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, then select a location to navigate. Touch “Directions”.
Then select the “Start” button to start turn-by-turn navigation.
Now just tap the icon that represents your location on the map.
Now you see some vehicle icons to choose from and the traditional triangle. Select one of the icons to continue.
That’s all! You now see the vehicle instead of the triangle icon when navigating.