Ever wondered if you could have Artificial Intelligence (AI) tell you how to save your fuel as well as reduce your carbon footprint? With the increasing fuel prices in India, we all have wondered if we should switch to public transport or walk a distance as it is more economical.
Good news: now, Google Maps can help you! Google recently announced that it would introduce around 100 AI-powered improvements to build an advanced and novel routing model that will modify and optimise the existing one. These modifications, they say, will encourage lower fuel consumption based on factors such as traffic congestion and road incline (slopes). This initiative is a collaboration between Google and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab.
This initiative is part of Google's commitment to helping combat climate change and global warming.
Yet to launch in India, Google mentions that this feature would be first launched in the United States, followed by global expansion sometime later this year.
While we understand that this feature will auto-suggest the most "eco-friendly" route to a user by default,