Google Maps: Get data on air quality, directions at airports and more

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Brian Adam
Professional Blogger, V logger, traveler and explorer of new horizons.
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Google does not care that we are in the middle of Easter that any time is good to add new functions that, although apparently they do not offer us immediate usefulness, it is good to know that we can quickly consult them within the Mountain View app. Especially in these times when, instead of going to the beach or the mountains, we are looking at how to organize a few days off within the area in which we live. Thus, the Americans have decided to introduce a whole battery of novelties that have to do with new layers of information but, above all, important data both when we have the browser activated in the car, and at the moment of locating ourselves inside of an important facility, such as an airport, or when checking whether that area of ​​the city to which we are going is subject to limitations for especially polluting vehicles. Augmented reality, air quality and more … The live view of Google Maps, or Live View for friends, is one of those that receives improvements in this update that the North Americans have announced through their blog. Thanks to it, we will be able to locate ourselves better and know the path we should take within airports, large stations and public transport interchanges or shopping centers. We will see more directions, arrows, posters and all kinds of data simply by pointing the mobile camera in any direction. For now, and as is usual in Google, these improvements will come progressively and by cities, so when this update is applied only those who live in Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, San José and Seattle, In the US, they will be able to use the application within certain shopping centers, airports, transit stations, etc. Soon that compatibility will reach Tokyo and Zurich and, according to Mountain View, “more cities on the way.” Another of Google’s objectives is that we save on fuel, not so much for our personal financial benefit, but for the help we will give to combat climate change. That is why the routes that it generates will take this detail into account, adding to the quickest and shortest, those that suppose a “low consumption” for our vehicle and, logically, starting from projections that will be approximate and not strictly real. The application will also notify us when we enter low-emission urban areas that prevent certain car models from driving through them, and this function will be available both in Spain and in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom from June. Finally, as a complement to this information, we will receive specific data on what is the air quality or the weather that will land on the apps for mobile devices in the US and Australia first, to later make the leap to the rest of the world. world. 

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