Google Maps Gets Immersive View for Routes and More AI Features

Google Maps is getting a major update with a flurry of AI-powered features, including Immersive View for routes, which lets you preview your journey before you go.

Key highlights:

  • Google Maps is getting a new Immersive View for routes feature that lets you preview your journey before you go, with a detailed 3D view of the area, including buildings, landmarks, and traffic conditions.
  • Google Maps is also getting new AI-powered features for electric vehicles (EVs), such as better estimates of charging times and station availability.
  • Google Maps is also getting new AI-powered features for pedestrians, cyclists, and people who take public transit, such as more accurate arrival times and real-time information about disruptions.

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Immersive View is a new way to explore a place, using AI to fuse billions of Street View and aerial images to create a rich, digital model of the world. With Immersive View, you can see a detailed 3D view of an area, including buildings, landmarks, and traffic conditions. You can also use Immersive View to see what a place looks like at different times of day and in different weather conditions.

Immersive View for routes is a new feature that lets you use Immersive View to preview your journey before you go. With Immersive View for routes, you can see a detailed 3D view of your entire route, including all of the turns you’ll need to make. You can also use Immersive View for routes to see what kind of traffic conditions you can expect and to identify any potential hazards.

Immersive View for routes is currently rolling out to a limited number of cities, but Google plans to expand it to more cities in the future.

In addition to Immersive View for routes, Google Maps is also getting a number of other new AI-powered features. For example, Google Maps is getting new AI-powered features for electric vehicles (EVs), such as better estimates of charging times and station availability. Google Maps is also getting new AI-powered features for pedestrians, cyclists, and people who take public transit, such as more accurate arrival times and real-time information about disruptions.

Here is a more detailed overview of some of the other new AI-powered features coming to Google Maps:

  • EV charging: Google Maps is getting new AI-powered features for EVs, such as better estimates of charging times and station availability. Google Maps is also adding new information about EV charging stations, such as the type of chargers they have and whether they are available.
  • Pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit: Google Maps is getting new AI-powered features for pedestrians, cyclists, and people who take public transit, such as more accurate arrival times and real-time information about disruptions. Google Maps is also adding new information about pedestrian and cycling paths, as well as public transit schedules and fares.
  • Search: Google Maps is getting new AI-powered features for search, such as the ability to search for places using natural language queries. For example, you can now search for “places to eat near me with outdoor seating” or “the nearest coffee shop that’s open late.”
  • Live View: Google Maps is getting new AI-powered features for Live View, such as the ability to see directions and information about nearby places overlaid on the real world. For example, you can now use Live View to see directions to a restaurant or to find out how long it will take to walk to the nearest bus stop.

The new AI-powered features in Google Maps are designed to make it easier for you to get around and to find the information you need. With these new features, you can better plan your trips, make more informed decisions about how to get around, and have a more seamless and enjoyable navigation experience.Google Maps is getting a major update with a flurry of AI-powered features, including Immersive View for routes, which lets you preview your journey before you go. Other new features include better estimates of charging times and station availability for EVs, more accurate arrival times and real-time information about disruptions for pedestrians, cyclists, and people who take public transit, and more natural language search capabilities. These new features are designed to make it easier for you to get around and to find the information you need.