Google Maps now shows EV charging stations near you
New Delhi (IANS) As more drivers and automakers shift to electric vehicles (EVs), Google is introducing new Maps features for EV drivers that have Google built-in to their vehicles.
On any trip that’ll require an EV charging stop, Maps will suggest the best stop based on factors like current traffic, charge level and expected energy consumption.
“If you don’t want to visit that particular station, you can easily swap it with another one with just a few taps,” said the company.
The ‘very fast’ charging filter will help you easily find stations that have chargers of 150 kilowatts or higher.
According to Google, this can provide enough power to fill up and get back on the road in less than 40 minutes for many cars.
“We’ll also show you in search results when places like a supermarket have charging stations on-site,” the company informed.
Google Maps was also updated with a more immersive view and Live View.
The immersive view combines billions of Street Views and aerial images to create a rich, digital model of the world using advances in AI and computer vision.
“And it layers helpful information on top like the weather, traffic, and how busy a place is,” said the company.
Immersive view has started rolling out today in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.
Search with Live View uses AI and augmented reality to help people find things around you — like ATMs, restaurants, parks and transit stations — just by lifting your phone while you’re on the street.
Google recently introduced Live View search in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
They said we’ll start expanding this new feature to Barcelona, Dublin, and Madrid in the upcoming months.