The augmented reality-based Live View search function for Maps was first unveiled by tech giant Google back in September, and the update is now ready to go live.
Google, a tech giant, initially unveiled a Live View search function for Maps that uses augmented reality back in September, and the company is now set to release the update. GSM Arena reports that the new features will only be made available in a few places, starting with Los Angeles, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
The function operates in a similar manner to the current Live View, which supports real-time navigation via the phone’s camera. In the Live View mode, arrows will be superimposed over the user’s surroundings to direct them to specific landmarks or other locations. With the use of AI, AR, and billions of Street View photographs, the new Live View search tool greatly improves users’ understanding of their surroundings. It shows businesses like stores, eateries, banks, ATMs, etc. even if they are hidden or around the corner, for instance. According to GSM Arena, users only need to turn on their phone’s camera in Maps and point in the right direction.
Users may get a much greater understanding of their surroundings with the new Live View search feature, which uses billions of Street View pictures, AI, and AR. Additionally, it lists businesses like stores, eateries, banks, ATMs, and others that are nearby but not immediately visible. A user only needs to turn on their phone’s camera in Maps and point in the right direction.
The labels that are appearing on these facilities are now stocked with essential data, including open or closed status, pricing range, and busy hours.
According to GSM Arena, the new function will provide details on nearby EV charging stations and even let users search for stations that are compatible and fast charging locations with capacities over 50 kWh. It’s interesting that this functionality will enable customers to apply a different filter dependent on the plug type of their electric vehicle. This will eliminate stations that are close by and appropriate for their vehicle. In some nations where the usage of electric vehicles is widespread, both of these functions are available on Android and iOS devices.
The labels that are appearing on these facilities now include helpful details like busy hours, a pricing range, a rating, and, of course, whether it is open or not. A new EV charging station option will soon be available, according to GSM Arena, enabling you to even search for compatible stations and rapid charging locations beyond 50 kW.