/ 23 April 2024

The GPS knows what it’s doing


In case you’re not already having enough arguments with a friend/loved one in the car as you try to navigate using a questionable phone GPS, Google Maps is introducing a new option for lost drivers – the most fuel-efficient route. Artificial intelligence will identify directions that use the least energy, even if they take more time. The tech giant announced the new method yesterday to coincide with Earth Day, but it doesn’t end there… In a GPS-first, users will be ‘politely pestered’ to get out of their cars and use public transport in order to be truly green. Google Maps’ Director Andrew Foster says the tool is designed to encourage drivers to make more sustainable transport choices. That sounds great as long as it doesn’t lead to more of this… 

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