The arrival of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) many things have changed; among them, the way in which the maps show the information we need to program a route; at least those of Google Maps.
The computer giant announces changes to its cartographic tool. Thanks to AI, they anticipate a “change in the way of understanding a route before leaving.”
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The new technology used by Google is called Inmersive View (immersive view), according to sources from the computer giant, “allows you to view each segment of a route.”
TechnicallyInmersive View uses artificial intelligence to merge billions of images captured from the sky by Street View and converts them into three-dimensional images that show the cities as they are. The result is a view of the route that we have requested with a similar appearance to a video game.
From Street View ➡️ New Immersive View for routes in @GoogleMaps 🧵↓#GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/CMdR697hwm
— Google (@Google) May 10, 2023
The example video you posted Google shows that the route plan appears in three dimensions by following the arrow. The vision is very real since it even has movement (cars move, pedestrians walk…).
The idea is to take advantage of the AI technology so that users can take note of some details that make it easier to locate the destination once en route.
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In the new immersive routes from Googlebike lanes, sidewalks, intersections and parking spaces are displayed in a three-dimensional view which helps the driver/pedestrian/cyclist be oriented more easily. Furthermore, with the time slider the user will receive information about the air quality or how the weather is expected to change on the route throughout the day.
As usually happens with all Google improvements, the European market will not be one of the first to enjoy them. We will begin rolling out Immersive View for routes in the coming months in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Tokyo, and Venice. it’s a statement.