Published: 2021-10-07 19:12
Last Updated: 2021-10-21 11:36
Google has launched a new feature for maps using artificial intelligence that helps the driver find the route with the least fuel consumption.
The environmentally friendly feature on Google Maps reduces the driver's carbon footprint, according to the Next Web site.
How the new feature works depends on several factors, including the analysis of the model, as well as road slope and traffic congestion, to show the route with the least fuel consumption.
The feature enables the driver to choose the fastest route through options shown to him by the application that reveal the possible routes and the amount of gasoline that will be consumed in each of them.
The feature is now available in the US on Android and iOS. The company said it will roll it out in Europe and beyond in 2022.
According to the site, Google is testing another feature related to traffic lights on the road, where the driver can see the lights on the road he’s driving on.
The company's CEO, Sundar Pichai, said the feature reduced fuel consumption and lag times by 10-20% in a test in Israeli Occupation.
The new improvements to Google Maps come as part of the company's efforts to rely on artificial intelligence to reduce emissions and become more eco-friendly.