In order to reduce the carbon footprint as considering the ecosystem, Google Maps released a new feature for cyclists with lite navigation. Google Maps’ new lite navigation brings an eco-friendly routing feature that will use to recommend the most fuel-efficient route.
Google Maps’ main motive is to reduce the carbon footprint of its users. These include eco-friendly routing, lite navigation for cyclists, and bike and scooter share information that can help people make greener choices while commuting. With eco-friendly routing, Google Maps will suggest routes that are optimized for the lowest fuel consumption.
With bike and scooter share information, users can quickly check nearby stations and how many vehicles are available at any moment on Google Maps. This navigation provides important details about their route without having to enter turn-by-turn navigation that requires the screen to be on.
The new eco-friendly routing uses Google’s AI algorithms to recommend the most fuel-efficient route, which may or may not be the fastest route to your destination. Commuters can check both the most fuel-efficient route and the fastest route to their destination and compare ETA (expected time of arrival) and fuel-saving.
It has the potential to prevent over one million tons of carbon emissions per year which is equivalent to removing over 200,000 cars from the road. The update is currently available in the US on both Android and iOS. Google is planning to expand it to Europe and other markets in 2022.
Google has partnered with few micro-mobility partners for this facility to bring it atmost successful. The bike and scooter share information will be available in more than 300 cities worldwide on Android and iOS.