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Google Pushes for Sustainability With New Maps Update

How we get around can be a really enormous aspect of the kind of sustainability that we can incorporate into our day to day routines. Google is trying to push sustainability in all of its products because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up enabling environmentalist to become easier to pursue for the average person, and back in March it hinted at a new eco friendly routes feature in Google Maps which is now being released.


Finding an eco friendly route on Google Maps will basically make it possible for you to travel around in the most fuel efficient way possible. This won’t just be good for the planet either, it will also be good for the average person’s wallet with all things having been considered and taken into account. Fuel is getting quite expensive, and the feature will tell you how much fuel you will save as well. Bear in mind that fuel efficient routes might not always be the most efficient from a time saving perspective, but that is a loss that quite a few people would be willing to bear as long as it is good for the environment in general.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is not just facilitating sustainable automotive transportation either. Quite on the contrary, the tech giant is trying to facilitate bike riding as well since everyone knows that this is the single most environmentally sustainable way in which people can end up getting around. The feature that facilitates this is called Lite Navigation and it will basically forego turn by turn navigation which is something that a lot of bike users don’t want to use as they often don’t have their phone in an accessible location while riding a bike.



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