Google Maps, new features for AI and Immersive View for routes

The great inflection of Google It seems to take a long time to update its main applications. 2023 will not end without new improvements made to the various platforms, among which this time it stands out Google Maps.

The famous navigation app itself has received numerous updates during 2023 but it seems that the Mountain View giant is not finished yet. According to what has been reported, the company plans to add some new features to the platform which will be enhanced by theartificial intelligence.

Immersive View is here for travel

At the beginning of the year, Google presented Immersive View, a feature that would allow users to preview their entire route before setting off. It will work with artificial intelligence by combining billions of Street View and aerial images to provide a detailed view of the route, curve by curve.

Furthermore, the information necessary to plan the route will be provided, such as simulated traffic and weather. This novelty will probably be launched this week for Android e iOS in 15 cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Dublin, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tokyo and Venice.

Lens within Google Maps

The functionality Lens for maps was launched during last November 2022 only for some cities, but is now preparing to expand to 50 new places. Among the names of the designated cities there is also Rome.

This is an augmented reality feature that provides the information needed to find nearby points of interest such as ATMs, public transport stations and restaurants. All this by simply holding the phone up, almost framing the surrounding area.

More detailed maps and info on electric vehicle charging

There will be many more details present within the maps, with updated colors, more realistic buildings and many improved details also on the lanes. As regards i electric vehiclesthere will be a feature that from this week will allow you to receive additional information on charging stations.

Google Maps search

When searching for a place to go on Maps, users will first be able to see some photos in the results. These images will be shared by the application’s community, so if you are looking for a place to have coffee, you will be shown images of that bar in particular.


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