Google announced on Tuesday several new features coming to Google Maps. The coolest feature will help you find your way inside interiors such as airports, shopping malls and train stations using augmented reality.
The updated Live View AR feature, which gives you instructions as you look at your phone screen, now works in interiors. Well, let's say you are at an airport and you need to find your gate or an ATM. You search for what you are looking for in Google Maps and the cursors will guide you with arrows and other digital indicators.
The following is an example:
Live View for Google Maps was first released for Android and iPhone in 2019, but originally provided these instructions only outdoors. You can access Live View by searching for something on Google Maps on your phone by tapping "Directions" and then, when available, by tapping "Live View" next to "Start".
Google says the feature is being released for the first time in some malls in Chicago, Long Island, New York, Los Angeles, Newark, New Jersey, San Francisco, San Jose, California and Seattle. In the coming months, it will also be available at airports, malls and transit stations in Tokyo and Zurich. Other cities and locations will support the feature in the future.
The big Google Maps update includes other features that will be released in the coming months, such as air quality information and an option for the most environmentally friendly driving route.
Source of information: cnbc.com