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Google Maps goes green with its new routing feature

Google Maps will display the most fuel-efficient route now along with the fastest route to reach the destination   | Photo Credit: Google

Google Maps will display the most fuel-efficient route now along with the fastest route to reach the destination. The search giant’s new feature is aimed at cutting carbon emissions as users will be given an option to take an eco-friendly route.

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"With eco-friendly routing, Google Maps will show you the fastest route and the one that’s most fuel-efficient — so you can choose whichever one works best for you," said Russell Dicker, Senior Director of Product, Google Maps.

One can see the relative fuel and time saved between two routes and pick the one that suits them best.

Vehicles on the road account for over 75% of transportation carbon dioxide emissions and are one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases worldwide, according to the International Energy Agency.

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Google is rolling the feature out in the U.S. on both Android and iOS devices. It plans to expand it to Europe, and possibly other locations, next year.


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