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Google Maps to start directing drivers through ‘eco-friendly’ routes

The Google’s Maps app will start directing drivers along routes estimated to generate the lowest carbon emissions, the company announced on Tuesday.

The feature would launch later this year in the US and eventually reach other countries, Google said.

The default route will be the “eco-friendly” one if comparable options take about the same time, Google said. When alternatives are significantly faster, Google will offer choices and let users compare estimated emissions.

Google’s announcement included additional climate-focused changes. From June, it will start warning drivers about to travel through low emissions zones where some vehicles are restricted.


Al Arabiya
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