Google has now started the roll-out of AR features to select users in the US.
Google has reportedly been experimenting with the user interface, finding that users will follow a line on the ground too closely, and that an animated guide will keep them glued to the screen.Google Maps to Show Auto-rickshaw Routes, Estimated Fares for Delhi Commuters.More news: Athletic Bilbao hold Barcelona at San Mames
At the tech giant's 2018 IO developer conference, Google announced a new feature it was working on for its navigation app that uses a combination of AI, AR and your phone's camera to help with the real-time wayfinding process. This primarily means that Google Maps combines Street View and data from Maps using smartphone's camera for easier and better navigation. Now reports suggest that the company is testing the feature with a small group of Local Guides. And so this new experience actually warns you to put your phone down, and only check the directions momentarily. To use it, you lift the phone in front of your eyes and the software gives you directions via arrows which show where you need to go. As it's not just a great idea, but also may be unsafe.More news: Kylie Jenner throws baby Stormi an epic carnival birthday party
He described how the feature worked - the app picks up a person's location via Global Positioning System (GPS), and then uses Street View data to narrow it down to the exact location.
The current version of the AR feature requires users to hold the camera up and point to a few nearby points, at which stage Pierce noted that it only took "a few seconds" to realize where it was "with remarkable precision". Google also cautions that the feature is to be used for directions while walking and not to be used while driving, due to obvious distractions.More news: Soundarya Rajinikanth's three most important men in life