Google Maps to become eco-friendly, will help save fuel with new features; all about it
Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps. Every year, Google adds more features to the app to make it more reliable and user-friendly. Earlier this year, Google added a new feature called Immersive view and another feature that helped users with toll roads.
Now, the app would work to show users fuel-efficient routes for electric vehicles, which will help save fuel.
Google Maps to ask for vehicle type
According to a report by 9To5Google, The latest Google Maps v11.39 beta update includes code and other preparations that will allow users to specify the type of vehicle they are driving, including gasoline, diesel, EV and hybrid. Once users enter the information, Google will use it to personalize their navigation to find the way to save the most fuel or electrical energy. When the feature is rolled out to the masses, it will be very helpful in saving fuel and energy.
Text that might be displayed as part of the feature, as shared by 9To5Google, says “New! Get fuel-efficient routes tailored to your vehicle’s engine type.” Plus, “Save more fuel by choosing your arrival type” and “This information helps Maps find the route that will save you the most fuel or energy.” However, it’s important to remember that the feature is still in beta and gasoline and EV drivers may have to wait before it’s available.
Google Maps gets an immersive view
In May, Google Maps added a new feature called Immersive View. Google calls it a “whole new way to explore with Maps.” The company says Immersive View will help users experience “what a neighborhood, landmark, restaurant, or popular place looks like — and even feel like you’re there.”
Essentially, Google is using artificial intelligence to merge billions of “Street Views” and create aerial images that act as a digital model of the location. The feature will also allow users to check a landmark, building or place and how it looks at different times of the day. Along with this, Google is also adding features like Eco Routing and Live View. Stay tuned for more updates related to Google and other tech news.