Google Maps has some quirky little features that you can use to personalize your experience if you know where to find it. For example, you can change the navigation icon to a car, SUV, or truck. Here̵
The default Google Maps navigation icon is the familiar triangle with an inverted base that you see on many navigation systems. This symbol actually comes from the Asteroids game. You can change this icon to better suit your mode of transport.
First, open the Google Maps app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, then choose a location to navigate. Tap on “Directions”.
Next, select the “Start” button to begin turn-by-turn navigation.
Now just tap the icon for your location on the map.
You will now see some vehicle icons to choose from, as well as the traditional triangle. Select one of the icons to continue.
That’s it! When navigating, you will now see the vehicle instead of the triangle symbol.