18 May Later 2021, Google’s Map Will Start the Eco-Friendly Routes
A recent upgrade to Google Maps enables travelers to take more eco-friendly routes. The app will soon default to display the path with the lowest carbon footprint if the ETA is nearly the same as the fastest lane.
The new routing model contains the analyzation of data including road incline and traffic congestion in order to optimize lower fuel consumption. You’ll be able to compare the CO2 emissions of the two routes before the environmentally friendly route increases travel time.
You can choose to display the fastest route as the default in Settings if you like (Always keep in mind nature is displeased when the traffic releases more smoke.
According to Google, the function will debut later this year on iOS and Android in the United States, with a global output on the way.
Google Maps is now getting alerts that let drivers know when they’ll be driving into low-emission areas. The warnings will inform drivers whether or not they are allowed to enter the field. If they are not allowed, they can use a different mode of rake transportation or take a different route.
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In June, Google’s Map eco-friendly routes tool will officially launch in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom, with a vast rollout expected later this year. The latest features are part of a list of more than 100 AI-powered software updates that Google expects to introduce this year.
One of the most attention-seeking features is the ability to use the Live View navigation tool indoors. The feature superimposes digital directions over video captured by your phone’s camera, allowing you to see exactly where you should be traveling. It was first launched in 2019, but at that time it was only used outside their houses.
It now includes airports, bus stations, and shopping malls in the update. Dane Glasgow, VP of Product at Google Maps, explained how it would work in a blog post:
If you’re catching a plane or train, Live View can help you find the nearest elevator and escalators, your gate, platform, baggage claim, check-in counters, ticket office, restrooms, ATMs, and more.
Arrows and accompanying directions will point you the right way. And if you need to pick something up from the mall, use Live View to see what floor a store is on and how to get there so you can get in and out in a snap.
Indoor Live is now available in a few malls in the United States, and will soon be available in selected airports, malls, and transit stations in Tokyo and Zurich, “with many other cities coming ahead.” If that takes off, Google Maps will need a tool to navigate through all the people staring at their phones.