On his Google I / O 2021 Event, Google announced a number of features that will be available soon Google Maps.
Among them all, there is one feature coming to India in the first wave even for Android and iOS users.
In a very short time, Google Maps in India will show the Air Quality Layer, which shows how healthy or unhealthy the air is. For this purpose, Google has entered into a partnership with The Weather Company, AirNow.gov and the Central Pollution Control Board.
“The air quality layer will be introduced in Australia, India and the US, with more countries to follow,” the company said in a blog post.
As part of the new weather layer, Google Maps also shows current and forecast temperature and weather conditions in an area. This feature will be available worldwide in the coming months.
Other features that Google has announced for Google Maps include indoor navigation with Live View, a new routing model based on lower fuel consumption, shopping information on the store’s business profiles in Maps and Search, and much more.
“Sixteen years ago, many of us had a hard copy of directions in one hand and the steering wheel in the other to get around – with no information about the traffic on your route or details of when your favorite restaurant was open. Since then, we’ve pushed the boundaries of what a card can do, powered by the latest in machine learning. This year we are well on the way to adding over 100 AI improvements to Google Maps so that you get the most accurate and up-to-date information about the world when you need it, ”said the company from Google I. / O 2021.