Google Maps Adds 'Where Is My Train' And Five More Features For Indian Users: Here's What's New

Google has announced a series of new features for Google Maps, specifically designed for Indian users. Revealed at the ‘Building for India’ event in New Delhi, these updates showcase Google’s commitment to regional customization and practicality.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Street View and Live View Navigation: Google Maps is expanding its Street View and introducing ‘live view’ walking navigation across 3,000 Indian cities. This feature, initially available for Android users, will soon extend to iOS.
  • Lens in Maps Integration: The integration of Google Lens into Maps allows users to use their phone cameras for instant local information, blending visual recognition with mapping.
  • Train Travel Enhancements: Upgrades for train travel include the ‘Where Is My Train’ feature, soon to support local trains in Mumbai and Kolkata, making public transportation more accessible.

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  • Fuel-Efficient Routing: Starting January 2024, Google Maps will offer fuel-efficient routes marked with a green leaf symbol. This feature, promoting eco-friendly travel, will be available in over 20 Indian cities.
  • Immersive View for Routes: Introduced in October, this feature provides a detailed preview of routes and is now available on both Android and iOS.
  • AI Integration: Following Google I/O 2023, the company is infusing its apps and services with advanced AI capabilities, enhancing the functionality and intuitiveness of Google Maps.

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