Google announced new features for Google Maps this year in a huge update

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Google is announcing new features planned for Google Maps. One of the biggest is thatthe big company Google is bringing its Live View augmented reality directions to airports, transit stations and malls. For the instant they’re only available in some malls in Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. But more cities are “on the way,” the company says. Including Tokyo and Zurich in the coming months. Google Maps will also have a new interface set to roll out globally in the coming months. It will offer more details about transportations options, not at least suggesting – but later this year – eco-friendly driving routes. It will be optimized for lower fuel consumption and will show the fuel-efficient route.

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Google also plans to introduce alerts that will tell users when they will be navigating through low-emissions zones, which don’t allow some vehicles with certain levels of emissions to enter. These alerts will launch in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK on Android and iOS this June. More countries will get the alerts soon. Google is also making new map layers for weather and air quality that are set to roll out in the coming months on Android and Ios, first in Australia, India, and the US. In fact, Google Maps is getting over 100 upgrades in a huge update. Google Maps will employ machine learning to remember how a person prefer to get around, prioritizing the options more likely to use.