Detroit featured in ad for new Google Maps App

Detroit featured in ad for new Google Maps App

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Detroit is front and center of a national ad for the new Google Maps App.

With Kiss' "Detroit Rock City" playing in the background, a Google user arrives at Metro Airport, and with the help of the app, finds his way through the streets of downtown Detroit to Comerica Park, L.J.'s Lounge, Greektown, Saint Andrews, the Book Cadillac Hotel and Lafayette Coney Island.

Click the video player above to watch the full ad.

The Google Maps App launched Wednesday and is available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets.

According to New York Times blog post, the app features greater speed, better place information and a greater emphasis on exploration. The app also has the ability to automatically reroute your trip according to real-time traffic speeds on major roads.

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