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4 new updates that make Maps look and feel more like the real world

Helping companies and developers operate more sustainably ️

Recently, we launched eco-friendly routing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, which uses a new routing model to let drivers see and choose the most fuel-efficient route to their destination, using insights from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and data from the European Environment Agency. Since launching in the U.S. and Canada, eco-friendly routing has helped remove an estimated half a million metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 100,000 fuel-based cars off the road. To drive an even bigger impact, we’ll soon expand this same technology to third-party developers through Google Maps Platform.

This means that companies of all sizes and industries — like delivery or ridesharing services — will have the option to enable eco-friendly routing in their apps and measure fuel consumption and savings for a single trip, multiple trips, or even across their entire fleet to improve performance. Developers will even have the ability to select an engine type to get the most accurate fuel or energy efficiency estimates when choosing an eco-friendly route. Eco-friendly routing for developers will be available in preview later this year, wherever it’s available on Google Maps.

With today’s announcements, we’re building a visual-first Maps experience that helps everyone explore and navigate the world more naturally — while getting there more sustainably.


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