Google Maps will help you save fuel by selecting green routes

Google Maps is about to receive new navigation options that reduce the impact of car use on the environment, with the direct benefit of fuel economy.

Announced at the Google I / O 2021 conference, new options for the calculation of ecological routes come especially to the aid of commuters who want to reach their destination using the least amount of fuel.

Ecological routes on Google Maps

The option for eco-friendly routes allows you to calculate the most efficient route for your car, to the detriment of the distance traveled and even the travel time. This new feature combines centralized information from Google about the type of road traveled, real-time traffic flow, and distance, helping the route mapped to guide you to your destination using the least amount of fuel possible. The algorithm used to calculate the new type of route will take into account both the possible differences in elevation of the road and the traffic at that time.

Google Maps

By encouraging the selection of the green route option, the app will provide estimates of fuel economy and estimated time of arrival (ETA), compared to selecting a more direct / faster conventional route. Depending on the situation, routes could be selected on slower or slightly detour routes (eg county roads instead of highways or express roads), in the idea that the lack of congestion and low speed allow to reach the destination without major delays, but in an economical and less polluting way.

The green route option will appear during a future update of the Google Maps service.

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