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Google I/O: Maps now comes with immersive view and routes to save fuel

Google I/O: Maps now comes with immersive view and routes to save fuel

Google during its annual developer conference, added new advances in artificial intelligence to get more immersive tools in maps. That’s the way it is, news was announced in Live View, it is a series of tools to reduce fuel consumption and other more intuitive options when exploring this application.

A more immersive and intuitive map

This is a new immersive view that allows you to experience what a restaurant, place of interest or any other place is like in a more realistic way.

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Either during a trip or when planning to discover a new space in the city; the immersive view will offer a more precise way to anticipate what the site in question is like and thus be able to plan better.

In the tab with useful information on Google Maps, which is at the top of the platform you can use the weather slider to see how the area looks at different times of day and in different weather conditions.

Control tools at the bottom allow you to browse nearby restaurants and view useful information such as live activities and traffic. You can even browse inside those venues to get a quick idea of ​​the vibe of the place before making a reservation.

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Immersive view will work on almost any phone and device. It will begin to be available in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo later this year, with more cities to follow soon.

Eco friendly initiative

A “green route” option has been launched in Maps and is now available in the US and Canada. This option allows users to see and choose the routes that involve less fuel consumption when searching for addresses on the platform.

The idea is to expand this tool to other geographies as well, since it is an ecological and pocket-friendly initiative for users.

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Since the option was implemented, Saved more than half a million metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to taking 100,000 cars off the road.

“We are on track to double this amount as we expand to more places, such as Europe,” they assured from the company.

Live View: augmented reality to move in the world

Live View, which launched in 2019, uses augmented reality technology to display helpful arrows and directions spliced ​​over the analog world. This can be especially useful when walking indoors such as airports or shopping malls.

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The novelty is that now the company will make this technology available to developers free of charge with the new geospatial API from ARCore.

Developers are already using the API to create applications that provide an easy way to interact with the digital and physical worlds at the same time.

In this sense, Google shared that the shared electric vehicle company Lime is testing the API in London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Madrid, San Diego and Bordeaux to help passengers park their eBikes and scooters outside the right of way of vehicles. pedestrians.

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For their part, Telstra (Australian telecommunications company) and Accenture (multinational technology and consulting company) are using this technology to help sports and concert fans find their seats, food stalls and bathrooms in Marvel Stadium. in Melbourne, Australia.

In turn, Docomo (Japanese mobile operator) is building a new game in which the user must defend himself against virtual dragons together with the help of robots. Everything takes place in iconic places in Japan, such as the Tokyo Tower.

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