Traveling in Pandemic has become safer with the new Google Maps update. Google developed Google Maps from old school top down view, the primary imaging platform to supply you with wide views of streets all around the world which was launched in late 2007. After a year, Google has made it possible to abandon your written directions in preference to real-time navigation via your phone.
Three years ago, Google was also the first company to provide Live View, introducing Augmented Reality (AR) to a wide scale. They’ve spent the last 16 years delivering useful information and experiences like these to the map, thanks to their extensive knowledge of the globe and significant Artificial Intelligent (AI) breakthroughs. They are releasing three new enhancements today at Google I/O to make it easier for you to browse, explore, and get things done.
Updated route reduces hard-braking
Assume you’re on your way to meet a person. As you happen to get by crossroads, the traffic slows down suddenly and forces you to smash the brakes. According to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers, these hard-braking instances occur along a route that forces a rider to shortly decelerate. It can be a leading predictor of the risk of a vehicle collision.
The new Google Maps update involves Machine learning and navigational data that will ultimately decrease your chances of going through severe braking situations while driving. For this Google has computed numerous route choices to your location every time you obtain directions in Maps depending on several criteria, such as the number of lanes a road has and how direct a route is. This Google Maps update examines the shortest routes and determines which ones will prevent a tough hard-brake.
If the ETA is the same or the difference is minor, they’ll automatically propose that route. Google thinks that these modifications have the potential to avoid 100 million hard braking incidents on Google Maps routes each year, allowing you to trust Maps to transport you from location to location swiftly and securely.
What’s In It For You?
With the new update, you will get amazing live views followed by detailed street maps to help you with your trips. Moreover, in the next few months, the update will be live for both Android and iOS operating systems. Here’s how the new Google Maps update makes traveling easier:
- You will be better aware of the happenings around your route
- You will receive important information such as the street names.
- The navigation instructions will be displayed on top of the live feed from your camera.
- You will get information regarding nearby facilities to help you travel on the go.
While the function is already well-established in 100 countries for outdoor places, the new upgrade will expand the feature to include interior sites such as shopping malls, airports, railway stations, museums, and more – which were previously only available in a limited capacity.
A map made just for you
To assist you in understanding everything, Google is designing their maps to emphasize the locations where you are going to be the most relevant on a day-time basis. When you reside in New York and open maps on a weekday at 8 a.m., the surrounding coffee shops will pop up to begin your day with a coffee, instead of showing supper locations.
And if you are on a weekend break, you can find local activities and attractions on the map easily. Would you like additional choices? Tap anywhere nearby to view comparable spots. Wherever you travel, Google Maps offers you information. All these capabilities will begin implementing Android and iOS internationally in the coming months and the full Google Maps experience will arrive in 50 more locations by the end of the year.