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Google Maps AR navigation is now available to some Selected users

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At Google I/O Conference 2018, Google made an announcement they are working on a new feature to be added in the Navigation app that uses AR technology to make Google Maps Navigation more realistic. This AR navigation uses the phone’s camera for real-time navigation using animated guides.

This feature collaborates the imagery taken from the camera and the location data from Maps and match your position via Google Street View and guide you throughout your way with some animated graphics.

Although Google made this announcement in mid-2018, they are now rolling out this special feature to be tested to some selected users. The Wall Street Journal posted a video showing this feature of Google Maps and showed how this feature works.

When you make a search for a location in the Google Map, you’ll see the new “Start AR” button with the traditional ‘Direction’ button. As soon as you tap on the Start AR button the newly added feature comes into the role to offer you a new navigation experience. You Camera will open with a small portion of regular overhead map placed at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see some animated indicators on your screen which guide you to your destination.

As already mentioned, this feature is now available to only some selected users. However, this feature will be available soon for a larger audience. But still, there is no clue about the dates when this feature will be widely available. So, other peoples have to wait a bit to get this feature running on your device. However, if you are Google Local Guide in the US, you must check this feature is available to you or not?

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Source WSJ

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