Google Brings Fuel Efficient Routing Model In Google Maps

Google has been introducing back-to-back features on its apps. This time around Google Maps is getting new features that will allow users to make environmentally friendly choices while traveling. The new update to Google Maps is the eco-friendly routing which will show the users the most fuel-efficient route plus the fastest route. This will allow the users to choose the route that is best for them. Google announced this feature through a blog post wherein they said that the new routing model will not only get the users to the destination as soon as possible but will also optimize for lower fuel consumption. Also, it will show the relative difference in fuel savings and the estimated time of arrival (ETA) to the users. Now if the ETA for the fastest and most fuel-efficient route is the same then Google Maps will go for the latter to reduce carbon emissions.

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Navigation Voice Of Google Maps Is Changing To An Indian Accent Randomly

A new surprising event taking place in Google Maps these days is the random turning of Google Maps navigation voice into an Indian accent for some users. The transition from the default voice to the Indian accent takes place at random. For some users, the changed voice stays for a small-time while for some it stays for a longer duration and even throughout the journey. Google has considered this and has started working on a fix for this.

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Buses In Delhi Can Now Be Tracked Through Google Maps

Google Maps has brought in a new feature for the lakh of daily bus passengers of Delhi. Now, the people of Delhi will be receiving real-time bus information in Google Maps. For this to happen, Google has partnered up with Delhi Transport Ministry, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), IIIT Delhi, and Lepton Software. Through this collaboration, Google Maps will be able to provide real-time information about the arrival times of buses for Delhi on Google Maps.

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Google Maps To Get An Insights Tool

A new tool is available for Google Maps. This is an Insights tool and this will be keeping track of a user’s movement over a span of time. In this tool, a user’s movement on a month-to-month basis and as per the modes of transport used will be seen. Also, this tool will help the users keep a record of the places they have visited. The Insights tool is already available to some users and it will be available to others soon.

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Google Maps To Add New Features Of Maps Editing

There is a new feature that is likely to be introduced in Google Maps. As per reports, Google is likely to update its map editing options. This update will allow the users to make changes like add missing roads, and realign, rename or delete the incorrect ones. Like we have the line tool in Microsoft Paint, this new tool called drawing will be similar to it. This new tool will be made accessible in more than 80 countries very soon. Read More

Google Maps For Apple Watch Back On The Apple Store

Following the latest update, Google Maps will now be available on the Apple Store after leaving the platform in 2017. Google had announced that it was coming back to watchOS last month and looks like the company has kept its promise.

Google Maps provides step-by-step navigation, as well as estimated time of arrival – just like on Android – on the Apple Watch. The App’s primary screen shows the “Current Trip”. The list of “Travel Times” is shown below that includes your Home, Work, and other saved shortcuts or destinations. Read More

Google Maps Will Now Show COVID-19 Hotspots

Google has been a constant source of information and relief amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It has been providing useful data to its users through most of its services and Apps, among which Google Maps has had its fair share. Now, Maps is all set to introduce another layer which shows at what locations the outbreak has hit the hardest.

Jane Wong on Twitter discovered the new map layer that Google has been working on. This new layer, titled “COVID-19” shows alongside options like transit, traffic, Street View, etc. Read More

Google Redesigns The ‘Saved’ Tab In Maps, Makes It More Useful

Following the placement of the ‘Saved’ tab in the bottom bar of Maps, Google has now redesigned the said tab with some new features, making it more useful than before.

Previously, the screen had top tabs for Lists, Labeled, Reservations, Following, and Maps. The ‘Saved’ tab let you bookmark your favorite locations and sort them by “favorites”, “want to visit”, or any other customized list. Read More