Google rolls out closed beta of AR navigation for Google Maps

February 11, 2019


GOOGLE HAS started beta testing an AR navigation option for Google Maps with a select band of lucky users.

The feature, which was first trailed at Google I/O 2018, would do away with all that faffing about with maps and instead let you see the directions on the screen, overlaid on the streets themselves.
The service uses GPS, and then photo recognition allows it to match your exact location against Google Streetview.

The Verge reports that at the moment, it can only be used for short periods, with your phone actually telling you to stop using it at which point it switches back to the regular map interface.

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