Here is an overview of the upcoming update:
- New Design: With the new design you get more space for the actual maps available and less obtrusive pins for restaurants and landmarks.
- Places: places such as restaurants or bars can search better and offer more information and expert opinions of restaurant critics, such as Yelp and Zagat.
- Navigation:Live updating events such as congestion, road closures or accidents are now listed on the map. Google can then offer alternatives to your current route and time saving option.
- Improved space and earth maps.
The update for Google Maps is expected to roll out this summer for the web, Android, and iOS.
Source: Google Developers I/O