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Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone

8 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Google first showcased an AR navigation view for Maps at Google I/O 2018. No timescale was given at that point, but thanks to a report by the Wall Street Journal, we know that it's going to be landing on your phone soon. The WSJ got access to a phone from Google with Google Maps AR on it for testing, putting into place a lot of what we already know about the system. The new AR navigation will add real world imagery to your mapping view, so you can hold up your phone and you'll see the direction you need to walk and where you need to turn. It uses huge arrows so it's completely clear, a...
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Google updates Chrome OS, AI and AR assisted maps been tested

Google updates Chrome OS, AI and AR assisted maps been tested

8 days ago   |   By The Mobile Indian

Google announced a brand new feature it was working on for its navigation program which uses a combination of AI, AR along with your phone's camera to assist with the real-time wayfinding while using google maps
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Google Maps' AR navigation feature could solve the app's biggest little problem

Google Maps' AR navigation feature could solve the app's biggest little problem

8 days ago   |   By The Next Web

The Wall Street Journal's David Pierce reported over the weekend that Google is set to roll out an augmented reality-based navigation feature to its Maps mobile apps to a small group in the coming days - and I'm looking forward to it fixing one of my main gripes with the service. It was first demoed at the company's IO developer conference last May, and looked like a compelling use case for AR tech. Essentially, if you plan to walk anywhere, Maps can use your phone's camera to get a better understanding of exactly where you are. It can then display...
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Google Maps AR navigation feature now available for some users

8 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

? At Google I/O 2018, we had a first look at Google Maps AR features. Google demonstrated how animated guides can help us in navigating the real world more easily. Google has now started the roll-out of AR features to select users in the US. The Wall Street Journal yesterday posted a hands-on video of...
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