• Google Maps AR navigation is currently being trialed by select users

    6 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    While navigation by way of Google Maps is, for the most part, a smooth process for pedestrians, there's usually an awkward moment of failed orientation when you first start the feature and try and line yourself up with the little blue dot. 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. More specifically, this new feature uses imagery from your camera along with location data to match your position via Google...
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  • Google Maps AR navigation feature is now being tested

    Google Maps AR navigation feature is now being tested

    6 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    You might recall that during last year's Google I/O developers conference, the company announced a new feature for Google Maps that would improve the app's navigation for walkers. Using Augmented Reality and the rear camera(s) on your phone, the app will show you a real time look at where you currently are, with arrows overlayed on the screen telling you where to go. Right now, AR navigation for walkers is being tested by Local Guides, who are constantly using the app and reviewing it.
    According to the Wall Street Journal, which was able to test the feature, while ...
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