For this reason, we tell you about all the news that it has recently announced and these two features you’ll love and you will want them to reach your mobile now. Do you want to discover what they are?
Real-time prompts on the lock screen
Google has announced that the app will support Live Activities sooner than you imagine. This new function will provide you with a better user experience on your Android, but also on the iPhone by giving turn-by-turn directions on lock screen and in Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
This integration will allow you receive alerts and directions in real time for driving, cycling, walking, public transport and other forms of navigation using Google Maps. You won’t have to open the app or unlock your mobile to do this, so it becomes even more practical.
Live Activities are live notifications on the lock screen where you can see events in real time, a feature that integrates with Dynamic Island to give information at a glance at the top of the screen. To open an enlarged view with additional information you must press and hold Dynamic Island. Google Maps is already compatible and it will undoubtedly be one of the novelties that you will like the most if you have an iPhone.
You will have to wait a bit, but it will be worth it. Directions at a glance will be implemented on Android and iOS in the coming months, being compatible with Live Activies since iOS 16.1.
More immersive and immersive experience
The new update gives you a more immersive experience on Android and iOS devices thanks to Immersive View. This new feature allows you look into a place as if you were there. To do this, it uses artificial intelligence to merge billions of photos taken from Street View and aerial images. Take all the photos and create a digital replica of the place you explore. The result of this you can see now on Google Maps.
All this creates a more immersive experience in which you can virtually visit a site, see its exterior and surroundings in detail. With the time slider, you can see how it changes depending on the time of day and how the weather can affect it. It also helps you learn more with traffic data and get a closer look at a popular restaurant.
To recreate the interiors of the premises, it uses an advanced AI technique, neural radiation fields (NeRF), which transforms images into 3D representations. Thus, it achieves show interiors with the right textures and lighting.
For now, is available in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and San Francisco starting today, so you can learn more about these places if you visit or travel to them. In the coming months, it will reach more cities, initially Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence and Venice. We hope that it will reach more places very soon.
Other news to highlight from Google Maps
you can also navigate using augmented realityso you can use your phone in more places to see information about the busiest train stations, shopping malls, airports, and more.
The indoor Live View news will be implemented in cities in the coming months, so you can visit or circulate around Madrid, Barcelona, London, Prague, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Melbourne, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei with these news.
if you have a electric vehiclenow driving it will be easier with Google maps, since they come with new features such as fast charging stations, charging stations in search results and the possibility of adding charging stops to shorter trips.