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Google soon roll out augmented reality navigation support in google maps

Sayan Sanbui , Kolkata :
Google started rolling out AR Maps, a new feature designed to help pedestrians navigate around cities by showing them digital street signs and virtual arrows overlaid on the sidewalk to show which way to…


Sayan Sanbui , Kolkata :
Google started rolling out AR Maps, a new feature designed to help pedestrians navigate around cities by showing them digital street signs and virtual arrows overlaid on the sidewalk to show which way to walk.
Users hold their phone up in front of them so they can view an AR version of Maps. It’s supposed to solve the problem many people run into when using an online map to navigate:- Direction to go, right turn etc. To avoid accidents, on-screen prompt encourages users to put the phone down after being shown the correct route so they can pay attention to their surroundings. Although the AR feature is for smartphones, it will be way more practical in the (not so) distant future where we use Glass-like wearables. That way restaurants and other points of interest would pop up. Until then it would be a neat feature to get you through a city you don’t know that well.

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