Here is something I could do in the old google maps -
Hit navigate, then instead of giving a destination, hit maps, and it would go into the driving style 'behind the driver' view, just showing the roads in front of me.
I can't see how to do that in the new google maps. Is this another feature they've dropped?
Another thing - when in navigation, the route preview (top down view covering 20 odd miles) would show the traffic for the journey ahead. In new maps it has the big bold blue line for your route, totally covering up the traffic information underneath! doh! I want to see what colour it is guys!
Sorry, blowing off some steam about how they've yet again improved some things while simultaneously removing other really great features.