By Chloe Perry
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To go somewhere, open your app Google Maps. Once the route is found, a 2D map shows which route to take.
Going forward, your navigation will become more visual. A new feature will revolutionize your journey: immersive view. It shouldn’t take long to arrive on our smartphones. According to the website 9to5GoogleThis innovation is currently being used For large number of users.
A full immersion
Google has promised in 2022. During a conference, the Internet giant revealed that it is working on an update to Google Maps. Over a billion monthly active users.
What will she change? How does it look? What’s important to remember is that this feature will make it easier to find your way around space in the future.
This new map reading mode is an update to Google Street View, an app feature that enables 360° viewing. With Deep View, Google lets you go furtherObserve locations in 3D.
Immersive View is a new way of exploring a place that makes you feel like you’re there before you even arrive.
Weather, traffic, restaurant interiors…
Thus, it is possibleExplore the surroundings. It is even possible to push the door of establishments such as restaurants. But that’s not all: the feature also provides useful information such as weather, road traffic and frequent visits to a location.
Therefore, the immersion view is useful for preparing a trip or finding good addresses.
How is that possible?
How could an internet giant create such an innovation? “Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and computer vision, Immersive View integrates billions of aerial images and street view to present a digital and enriched version of the world,” notes the US company. A statement.
to Create these realistic scenariosThe company uses Neural Radiation Fields (NeRF), an advanced artificial intelligence technique that transforms ordinary images into 3D representations.
NeRFs allow us to recreate a space with precision, including lighting, texture of objects and background.
All this will show whether the lighting in the bar creates the atmosphere you want for an evening meeting or a cafe offers a good view for lunch with friends.
But this innovation is not for everyone. For now, access is limited to select cities. The immersive scene “takes off” in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.
“In a few months, it will be launched in new cities including Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence and Venice,” the statement said.
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