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Google Maps introduces enhanced navigation feature for tunnels

Mar 2024 | No Comment

Google Maps has recently introduced a new feature designed to address the challenges users face while traversing tunnels. This is an effort to improve the navigation experience within these underground passages. The typical confusion experienced when exiting a tunnel, particularly with GPS directions, has been a long-standing issue.

A notable enhancement spotted by SmartDroid reveals that the Android version of Google Maps can now utilise Bluetooth beacons to precisely track the user’s location in areas where conventional GPS signals often encounter limitations.

This feature aligns with a capability already present in Waze, a navigation app also owned by Google, which employs Bluetooth signals from beacons to transmit location data to mobile devices. Google Maps then utilises this information, coupled with the device’s mobile connectivity, to offer real-time traffic data in scenarios where conventional GPS connections might falter.

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