The Google Maps app will choose the most energy-efficient route for the driver’s vehicle, based on whether they own a gasoline, diesel, electric, or hybrid car.
|Google Maps will choose the most efficient route based on the type of vehicle
The Mountain View company announced in October 2021 that Google Maps would start showing drivers the least polluting route by default , as long as their estimated arrival time is not too far from the fastest route.
Now, the technology company is studying expanding this initiative by including a new function that chooses the most energy-efficient route based on the user’s type of vehicle, according to the specialized media 9to5Google.
This portal has had access to the latest Google Maps beta update, version 11.39. In it, he discovered some lines of code that indicate that the user of the app will be able to specify the type of engine that propels his vehicle.
Google Maps will let you choose between different options: gas, diesel, electric and hybrid. Based on the user’s choice, it will offer the route that allows him to “save the most energy or fuel” . The app will include an option within its settings section to change the type of engine of your vehicle at any time.
The change that Google will implement in your browser. What does it consist of?
A pop-up window that appears frequently when people surf the internet has to do with cookie management . Consequently, every time users enter a web page, the box on the management of these elements automatically appears.
To begin with, it is important to understand what cookies are . As explained by Google in its privacy policies and conditions. “ Cookies are small pieces of text that websites you visit send to your browser. They allow websites to remember information about your visit, which can make it easier to revisit the sites and make them more useful to you.”
The fundamental aspect of cookies and other similar technologies is that they are used to remember user preferences . In that sense, they are seen as a tool to optimize digital products, while helping to maintain and improve their services.
In the same way, they also work as a kind of filter to identify the popular ’ bots’.
As reported by Sammit Adhya, Manager of Product, Privacy, Security and Protection of Google, during 2022 the regulators that interpret the European laws that require this type of banners have updated the guide for their due compliance. Within the countries, it mentions France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
“Based on these conversations and specific direction from the French National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL), we have now completed a complete redesign of our approach, including changes to the infrastructure we use to handle cookies ,” it announced. Adhya in an article published on the official Google blog.
The novelty is that the company designed a cookie consent notice that will offer users two options so they don’t have to see more and more windows every time they visit a website: ‘Reject all’ and ‘Accept all’.
“This update meant we needed to redesign the way cookies work across Google sites and make deep, coordinated changes to Google’s critical infrastructure . Furthermore, we knew that these changes would affect not only Search and YouTube, but also the sites and content creators who use them to help grow their businesses and make a living,” Adhya exposed in her article.
For now, the tool is already available in the Google search engine and YouTube in several European countries. Regarding its implementation in Colombia or other territories of the Americas, the company has not yet provided more information.