Main Media English

Get Latest News, India News, World News at Main Media English

Support Us

Google Maps to bring ‘fuel-efficient routing’ feature to help Indian users save fuel

IANS logo Reported By IANS |
Published On :

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced several AI-powered India-focused features on Maps, and one of them is “fuel-efficient routing”, which it said to bring by January next year to users across the country for four-wheelers as well as two-wheelers, enabling them to save fuel while encouraging sustainable route choices without significantly impacting travel time.

“Applying AI to understand real-time traffic data, road elevation, and even the vehicle’s engine type, Google Maps will now identify the route that minimises fuel and emissions,” the company said.

Also Read Story

Empty chairs, forced attendance allegations cast shadow on INDIA bloc’s Delhi rally

Nagaland’s sole LS seat to witness triangular contest in 2024 polls

Odisha Crime Branch busts racket involved in Rs 1.04 cr fraud

IPL 2024: Under-pressure Mumbai Indians hope to shine in home comfort (Preview)

IPL 2024: Sai Sudharsan, David Miller star as clinical Gujarat beat Hyderabad by seven wickets

Viksit Bharat Ambassador meet-up: India is world’s 3rd largest start-up ecosystem today, says I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Amit Shah chairs meeting of Lok Sabha core committees in Jaipur, holds roadshow in Sikar

IPL 2024: Ishant Sharma back as Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to bat against CSK

Viksit Bharat Ambassador Jaipur meet-up: Participants heap praise on the initiative

From its launch in other countries, from October 2021 through September 2023, this feature is already estimated to have helped prevent over 2.4 million metric tons of CO2e emissions globally — the equivalent of taking approximately 500,000 fuel-based cars off the road for a year.


“AI has accelerated our ability to build solutions that can scale to the diversity and complexity of a country like India. As we look to the future of Google Maps, we’re committed to building a map that helps people go from knowing about a place to truly experiencing it,” Miriam Karthika Daniel, VP, Google Maps Experiences, said in a press conference here.

To deliver on a shared vision of building a more digitised public transport experience and making it accessible to all users, Google announced partnerships with ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) and Namma Yatri.

These partnerships will focus on bringing metro schedules and bookings to users and will launch by mid-next year with Kochi metro on Google Maps powered by Namma Yatri, followed by other metros as they join the ONDC network.

“We are delighted to partner with ONDC and Namma Yatri to enable a more digitised public transport experience accessible to all users. India is rapidly transforming, and at Google Maps, we are excited by the opportunities ahead of us,” said Karthika Daniel.

The tech giant also said that it will be bringing Mumbai and Kolkata Local Trains to the Where Is My Train app, enabling access to dynamic information like train location, real-time status, platform changes and more.

In other features, the company launched India-first ‘Address Descriptors’, for people to easily find locations based on landmarks recommended using machine learning.

It also introduced Lens in Maps and Live View Walking Navigation — two immersive features built upon Street View — enabling a more visual and immersive map to transform the way users navigate and explore the world.

–IANS

shs/dan

(This report is auto-generated from IANS news service. 'Main Media' holds no responsibility for its content.)

Get involved in bringing the ground realities of Seemanchal. Click the "Support Us" button to join our membership.

Support Us

Related News

Pawar vs Pawar: A fight for supremacy in Baramati

Rebel Wilson opens up on weight loss journey, says she’s an emotional eater

Shraddha Kapoor asks fans how they wasted 1st quarter of 2024

PM Modi virtually interacts with party workers in Varanasi

AIADMK will ally again with BJP after LS elections, says Chidambaram

PE-VC investments fall by 8 per cent to $6.2 billion in Q1

Cut! Mark Ronson’s role in Amy Winehouse biopic gets axed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *