Early on Thursday Paris time, Google announced that they’re enabling indoor Live View at 1,000 new airports, train stations, and malls in Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Paris, Prague, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and Taipei in the coming months.
In 2021 Google initially introduced indoor Live View in the U.S., Zurich and Tokyo to help with navigating in places like airports.
Indoor Live View uses AR-powered arrows to point you in the right direction so you can quickly find the closest restrooms, lounges, taxi stands, car rentals and more with confidence.
Australian owners of Polestar and Volvo models that run Android Automotive eg: the Polestar 2 will also get new Google Maps features for their electric car:
- Adding charging stops to shorter trips: On any trip that’ll require a charging stop, Maps will suggest the best stop based on factors like current traffic, your 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.
- Very fast charging stations: The ‘very fast’ charging filter will help you easily find stations that have chargers of 150 kW speed or higher.
- Charging stations in search results: Maps will also show you in search results when places like a supermarket have charging stations on-site. So if you’re on your way to pick up groceries, you can more easily choose a store that also lets you charge your car there.