Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Google Maps updates with 5 new exciting features

From the beginning, Google built Google Maps to help you connect with the real world. From Tokyo to Tonga – In 2007, Google introduced Street View to the first painting platform to show us street scenes worldwide.

One year later, Google drops off our printed directions and gets real-time navigation right from our phone. And Google first to launch Live View and bring AR to navigation at scale. Google has spent the last 16 years bringing helpful information and experiences just like these to the map.

Today we can get all locations of a Country, City, State. So we are thankful to Google for bringing this technology. Yesterday, Google announced bringing five new updates in Google Map to navigate, explore, and get things done more easily. 

August 2020 Google launched its detailed street maps feature, which will soon be available with 50 more cities by the end of this year— including Berlin, São Paulo, Seattle, and Singapore. We can also see where sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian islands are, along with the shape and width of a road to scale. This information can help pedestrians plan the most suitable route, especially if they use a wheelchair or stroller.

According to research from experts at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, that at the hard-braking moments (suppose imagine you’re driving to meet a friend, and when you approach with a busy intersection, the traffic slows suddenly, and you have to slam on your brakes) — incidents along a route that causes a driver to decelerate sharply — can be a leading indicator of a car crash.

By that, Google Maps will reduce your chances of having hard-braking moments. Every time we can able to get the right directions in Maps, which decreases the accidents. Google believes that these updates can eliminate 100 million hard-braking events in routes driven with Google Maps each year, and we can also get faster from A to B more safely using Google Maps.

If you’re exploring a new neighbourhood, you’ll be able to access Live View instantly — right from the map — and see helpful details about the shops and restaurants around you, like how busy they are, recent reviews and photos.

Google also display helpful new street signs for complex intersections, so you know exactly what road you’re on and which way to go. And if you’re travelling, Live View will tell you where you concern places like your hotel — so you can always find your way back to your home base.

Google Map can able to spot busy areas at a glance. So if you want to explore your city without crowds bogging you down, open up Maps to see busy hotspots to avoid instantly.

It is useful to have information about the world, but it can quickly become overwhelmed if it is not distributed at the right time. To help you understand these, Google creating its map to highlight the most relevant places based on the time of day and whether you’re travelling.

No matter where you go or what your plans are, Google Maps has all the information you need to get there, and with the AI Smart features starting to roll out globally on Android and iOS in the coming months, detailed street maps of 50 new cities will arrive by the end of the year.

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