google maps It is one of the most popular and used navigation applications in the world, but it is not resting on its laurels. The tech giant recently announced that it will be bringing you a massive AI upgrade with five new features.
See the world in 3D with Immersive View
One of the most impressive new features is Immersive view, which allows you to view your route from street level in 3D. This means you can get a realistic, detailed view of your surroundings, landmarks and directions before you even start your journey.
You can also explore different locations and see what they look like in real time. This feature is especially useful for unfamiliar or complex areas where you might otherwise get lost or confused.
Find what you need with AI
Another interesting update is Google Map Searchwhich uses AI to help you find relevant locations based on your preferences, needs and context. For example, if you are looking for a restaurant, Google Maps will show you options that fit your tastes, budget, and availability.
It also uses photos and user-submitted reviews to give you a better idea of what to expect. You can filter your search results based on various criteria, such as ratings, cuisine, or distance.
AI improves Google Maps navigation
Google Maps Navigation It’s also getting an AI boost, with improved lane guidance and traffic information. You’ll be able to see which lane you need to be in to avoid missing an exit or turn and what the lanes will look like ahead of time.
You’ll also receive real-time updates on road conditions, accidents and congestion, so you can plan your route accordingly. Google Maps will also suggest alternative routes if there are faster or easier ways to get to your destination.
Additional information about the electric vehicle charging station
If you own an electric vehicleYou’ll be happy to know that Google Maps is adding more information about electric vehicle charging stations to your application. The app will show you where the nearest charging stations are, what type of charger they have, how fast they can charge your battery, and when they were last used. You will also be able to see if the charging station is available or busy, so you don’t waste time or energy.
Google Maps gets a new AR feature
As part of the revamp, Google renamed its “Search with Live View” feature to “Lens on maps.” This feature uses AI to recognize and tag objects and places in your camera view, such as ATMs, transit stations, restaurants, cafes, and stores. You can also ask AI to tell you more information about these places and how to get there. It will give you the best answers depending on what you want to know and where you are. It also uses AI to overlay information and instructions on the camera view, using augmented reality.
The disadvantage of using Google Maps
Google Maps is undoubtedly one of the most useful and innovative apps out there, and its new AI features will make it even more so. However, there is also a downside to using Google Maps, and that is the amount of personal data that Google collects when using it. Google uses this data to improve its services, but also to target ads, influence behavior and sell to third parties. Big tech doesn’t offer free lunches and Google Maps is no exception.
Kurt’s Key Takeaways
With its new AI features, Google Maps takes its game to the next level, giving you a more immersive, personalized and enhanced experience. Whether you want to see the world in 3D, find the best restaurant, avoid traffic jams, charge your electric car, or learn more about your surroundings, Google Maps has everything you need.
But remember, nothing is free. Google Maps also collects a lot of data from you, which it uses for its own purposes. So, be aware of your privacy settings and what you share with Google. Google Maps is a great app, but it’s not perfect.
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