Preview of the AR Search feature in Live View.  (Photo: Google Blog)

Google has announced the arrival of a new package of news to its satellite map service, Mapsfor the devices Android Y ios, Among which is Live View, which allows you to know the environment with an immersive experience of augmented reality (RA).

The company announced at the end of last September a series of tools that it planned to incorporate into the Search Engine and Google Maps, such as the multiple search ‘Near me’, photorealistic aerial views of attractions around the world and rotating 3D objects for shopping.

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Now, the technology manufacturer has announced the implementation of three of these updates on the ‘smartphones’, mentioning Live View first. This feature now allows explore the context surrounding users using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to provide you with an augmented reality (AR) visual experience.

In this way, users They can use their mobile to know the establishments that are around you and even detect those that are out of your sight to know at a glance where they are.

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This AR search option offers categories of establishments (whether bars, parks or shops, among others) and integrate overlapping information with data such as if it is open or what is its price range.

Google has commented that this experience will reach users in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo starting next week, both on Android and iOS terminals.

On the other hand, Google has announced the launch of a functionality aimed at drivers of electric vehicles, since offers information in real time about the nearest charging stations.

This tool integrates a filter to find those that include chargers of a certain power or those that have a specific type of plug. Both functionalities are available on both operating systems in countries where these types of charging stations are available.

Preview of the AR Search feature in Live View. (Photo: Google Blog)


To conclude, Google has noted that it has globally rolled out a feature introduced in 2020 called ‘Accessible places’which until now was only available in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This functionality shows, through wheelchair icon, if it is an accessible place for people with special needs and allows internal mobility in these mobility devices.

With it, you can also see if the venue has accessible seating, restrooms or parking. In this way, thanks to the information provided by the owners of the establishments, they will be able to know if there are stairs or not in your premisesfor instance.

In the event that the business does not have specific information on its situation, the users themselves may complement the section on ‘About’, pressing the button ‘Edit features’.

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