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Google Maps receives one of Waze’s most popular features



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For those who use Google Maps while driving, there is some good and long-awaited news!

In recent weeks there have been several news regarding the Google Maps. A application of the technology giant has been the target of several changes: some good, others not so much. If it has been possible to use Artificial intelligenceit is also true that it has finally received such an important functionality that will have a huge impact on the lives of those who rides the bus regularly.

However, for drivers the year also began with the news that one of the best tools is about to be released. say goodbye’. However, it’s time to get back to the good news! Thus, Google Maps, which was launched in 2005, is preparing to launch a new tool already available on the Wazewhich in recent months has been absorbed by Google itself. The news was brought by the website 9to5google.


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We are talking about adding Waze Beacons in the tunnels! These little devices “are installed in tunnels where the GPS signal does not reach” and send signals via bluetooth for smartphones (or other equipment with this technology), explains to Google. This allows location access, increases driver safety and improves real-time visibility inside the tunnel.

The feature can be found in “Settings > Navigation Settings” in the “Driving Options” section at the bottom. Although disabled by default, when you enable it, Google Maps stops Android will ask for permission to search for nearby devices. Still, it is important to note that it is not yet available on Google Maps for iOS.

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