The interface is noticeably cleaner than before, though I still prefer the looks -- if not always the accuracy -- of Apple Maps.
Users can choose to designate a home and work address within their profile, which is particularly handy.
Voice-guided turn-by-turn appears to work well.
Users can opt to view public transit as an overlay on the map itself, which is a nice touch.
I love being able to access public-transit directions within my maps app again.
Google Places have been more prominently integrated into the app.