For example, Google Maps no longer recommends the fastest route to a specific destination. But look for the route with the lowest carbon footprint. In other words, Google wants to help drivers reduce fuel consumption. And configuring Google Maps to provide more efficient directions is one way to do this.
However, earlier this month Google came up with another great innovation for its navigation app.
This time, it’s a feature that allows Google Maps to determine when a driver brakes hard. This generally means there is an increased chance of an accident. and give others a safer route.Why does Google believe this is a must-have feature?
First of all, why is there such a big update for both Google Maps and users?
If a car on the road suddenly slows down The driver in the car in the back must act quickly and press the brake hard. Finally the next car forced to do the same. The likelihood of accidents is greatly increased. Especially if this happens at high speeds.
The search company explains that providing Google Maps features to determine the routes drivers are most likely to press on the brakes should dramatically improve safety on public roads. Over 100 million heavy braking events can be eliminated every year if this Google Maps is properly used. and the driver must travel in a safer routeGoogle Maps sets routes with heavy braking.
Before Google Maps could provide drivers with safer routes The application must first determine where road drivers are likely to apply the brakes. in doing this The company turned to data collected from drivers using Google Maps, and Google was particularly interested in two different sets of data.
The first is the data generated by the sensors integrated into your mobile device. For example, sensors such as the accelerometer and gyroscope can help determine when a sudden deceleration occurs. Therefore, it provides valuable information for this feature.
But Google, on the other hand, admits that relying solely on sensors is risky. Just because there are so many events that could trigger a sudden slowdown. or events that seem to brake suddenly One example is someone just dropping their phone into a cup holder. because of the simple movement That could lead Google Maps to believe you’ve hit the brakes. So it sends a false alarm that may eventually make this new feature rather inaccurate.
But then, Google is processing the data using intelligent systems based on the route Google Maps takes on your phone or on the display in your car if you’re running Android Auto. Google’s new app can see what’s going on on Google Maps and check if there’s a sudden slowdown in your movement along a route.
In addition, the AI system can be further developed with advanced capabilities. Gathering data from nearby devices also takes the same path to better understand what is causing the heavy braking.
And Google is ready to use this method as well. Because the company says its AI-trained system will analyze regions where multiple strong braking events have been reported to determine the cause.
“For example, if there is a sudden increase in braking incidents en route at certain times of the day, people are more likely to drive towards the glare of the sun. Our system can detect those events and offer alternative routes.” explains Google.
This new feature will be available on both Android and iPhone and needless to say. Safer routes are also presented in the vehicle when setting up navigation.