Liz Reed, of Google Maps , said the company plans to roll out more than 100 AI-powered app enhancements this year, in order to provide users with ” richer, more contextual insight into the world that they are experiencing. surround ”.
First, Google announced a navigation feature on Maps that will allow drivers to avoid the most heavily traveled roads , showing you smoother routes. According to the company, certain areas such as the busiest intersections are likely to cause hard braking, which could lead to accidents . In recent weeks , Google Maps has also displayed the least polluting journeys as a priority , even if they are longer than the other routes.
GOOGLE MAPS MAP BECOMES MORE DETAILED
The Google Maps map will soon show more information. Indeed, Google wants to be able to display crosswalks and sidewalks , or even areas accessible to people in wheelchairs. In 2021, only 50 cities will be affected by this feature.
Maps will also soon learn about your habits, with the aim of showing on the map places that might interest you. So, if you tend to stop at a bakery in the morning, all the nearby bakeries will be highlighted at that time of day .
Finally, Google announced during its conference that it was expanding its live information on affluence, traditionally reserved for shops and restaurants, at the neighborhood level. As a result , it will now be possible to know in real time which is the busiest district in your city , which should delight users who want to respect social distancing. All of these features should arrive within a few months for all users.
THE “LIVE VIEW” FEATURE OF GOOGLE MAPS NOW GUIDES YOU INSIDE BUILDINGS
Google has also made improvements to “Live View”, a feature that provides an augmented reality (AR) street view. Key information, such as road names and navigation instructions, will be overlaid on the live image from your smartphone’s camera .
The American giant had recently unveiled that Live View could guide you inside buildings . It will allow you, for example, to find your way in shopping centers, airports, train stations or even museums .