AR (Augmented reality) technology will soon be used within google maps. A new feature coming soon to the app will use AR navigation technology to display what direction you need to go using your phone’s camera. A visual guide on how to reach your destination.
The technology compares your phone’s camera data with google’s street view data to then understand what direction you are facing. After that the direction you need to go will appear on your phones display. They use big arrows pointing in the direction you need to go. This makes it a lot easier to understand what direction you need to go.
Sadly this feature is currently unavailable for everyone to try out. Only a select few users have been able to use this feature. This is because google is still tweaking it to make sure its perfect when everyone receives the update. This update could change how we use google maps but we wont know that until it is available for everyone.
You can learn more about Googles new AR feature here.