Users are able to move between various engines thanks to Google Maps.
According to reports, Google Maps is developing a feature that will provide energy-efficient routes to users as they go to their destination based on the type of engine in their vehicle.The software juggernaut revealed last year that its Maps app would provide guidance via routes that are economical with gasoline and better for the environment.Although there are more electric cars (EV) on the road in the US than there are internal combustion engines (ICE), Google Maps still provides the same routes for both types of vehicles.The fuel-efficient route for an ICE vehicle might not be as efficient for an EV, and vice versa, as the two engines perform differently.
A Google Maps feature that enables users to switch between different engine types and receive instructions to their destination through the most fuel-efficient route is reportedly in the works, according to a report by 9To5Google.The new function, which is presently hidden from users, was found in the code of Google Maps’ most recent beta version 11.39.
Google first released the function that let drivers select the most environmentally and fuel-efficient route last year.The service offers consumers a single, fuel-efficient route from point A to point B for all sorts of cars instead of showing routes based on the type of vehicle.A route that is efficient for an ICE-powered vehicle might not be as effective for an EV or a hybrid vehicle.Although the report mentions the availability of strings indicating a “select engine type” option, it makes no mention of the engines that will be supported.
Google previously revealed that approximately 2,000 toll roads will have an estimated toll charge available on the Google Maps app for Android and iOS users in India, Indonesia, Japan, and the US starting in June.According to the company, the feature will also analyse whether there is a toll, the day of the week, and the time of the toll crossing in order to produce an estimate.