Google has been working on enhancing the Google Maps application by implementing an augmented reality feature to give the user a more precise experience. Although the GPS feature is very accurate, a lot of times it can be slightly off from your actual position, like when your phone is telling you that your phone is telling you that you are in a building across the street. Most of the time, this isn’t a big deal while driving because of how fast you’re going but if you’re walking around an unfamiliar city issues may occur.
Google has almost completed the augmented reality feature to help the user in these situations. The update will feature a new button labeled ‘Start AR’ and once it’s pressed, the application accesses the phones camera and begins to recognize and label nearby street names, stores, and landmarks that the camera is being pointed at to assist you on your journey. There is also a safety feature encoded which tells the user to put down their phone if they’re using the feature for too long.
Do you think this feature will become popular upon its release?
Could this new software impact the way people navigate in the future?