New Google Maps Features
At Google, the past year has given renewed purpose to our mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We continue to approach that mission with a singular goal: Building a more helpful Google for everyone. That means being helpful in moments that matter, and it means giving you the tools to increase your knowledge, success, health and happiness. Sometimes, it’s about helping in little moments that add up to big changes.
Recently, we added 150,000 kilometers of bike lanes in Google Maps. We’re also introducing two new features. First, new eco-friendly routes. Using our understanding of road and traffic conditions, Google Maps will soon give you the option to take the most fuel-efficient route. At scale, this has potential to significantly reduce car emissions and fuel consumption. Second, safer routing. Powered by AI, Maps can identify road, weather and traffic conditions where you’re likely to have to suddenly brake. We aim to reduce up to 100 million of these events every year.