In a heartbreaking Google Maps incident, a man lost his life while following directions from the popular navigation app.

Google Maps is set to launch several new updates in the coming months. During its Search On event, Google teased the upcoming launches of new features called Immersive View, Neighborhood Vibe and Search with Live View.

Google Maps: Everything you Need to Know about the Upcoming Features

Here is a brief overview of the upcoming Google Maps feature that is expected to contribute to a better user experience:

  1. Immersive View: It is designed to help the user in getting a deeper understanding of a city before they visit it. The feature allows users to explore the city by visually soaring over a particular area to see what it may look like. The feature is launching in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo in the coming months on Android and iOS.

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2. Neighbourhood Vibe: The feature is designed for users to give them the ability to instantly feel the vibe of any neighbourhood through photos and information from the Google Maps community. The new feature is launching globally in the coming months on Android and iOS.

Google Search with Live View

3. Search with Live View: This feature will enable the users to use their camera to find essential places like shops, ATMs and restaurants when they’re on the go. It could be of real help if you are in an unknown area. The feature will be rolling out in London, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo in the coming months on Android and iOS.

Eco-friendly Routing

The upcoming feature in Google Maps will allow drivers to choose the most fuel-efficient route to their destinations. Google said that using this feature, the developers will also be able to select an engine type to get the most accurate fuel or energy efficiency estimates.

Read more: Google Maps will Suggest Fuel Efficient Routes to Avert Climate Change


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