The Google Maps app is probably the best navigation application you have installed on your smart phone, and Google does a great job of maintaining and renewing it. But it looks like Google is now making plans for a new feature within the application that will help save the environment.
Google uses a lot of information from Google Maps and we all know it. The application's function is based on the location of our devices through which information can and creates a database. With the data collected in this database, it is possible to calculate the optimal route each time we request directions from the application, as well as calculate the average arrival time.
But now Google is announcing a new project. By combining the data collected on street traffic, city aerial photographs and other parameters, it can accurately calculate the carbon footprint of each city.
The new service is called the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) and is still in beta format, starting in 10 September 2018. Its aim is to inform citizens and reduce the impact of cities on the environment.
A similar service was released a few months ago by Google by name Project Sunroof, which shows US and British residents whether they would have to put solar panels in their homes, and an average amount to save on this move.
The Environmental Insights Explorer service here provides information on only a few states in America and information on how it works. You can read more here.