Google Maps gets AI features and neural radiance fields for immersive routes

Google Maps is introducing a number of AI-powered features, including an “Immersive View” for route planning, deeper Lens integration for local navigation, and more accurate real-time information.

The Immersive View feature, which provides street-level, turn-by-turn visualizations of planned routes, is now available on iOS and Android in 15 cities and is powered by neural radiance fields. The revamped AI-based Search with Live View feature allows users to tap the Lens icon in Maps and get directions to nearby resources in 50 additional cities. The map itself is also getting an upgrade, with more accurate rendering of buildings and clearer lane details along highway interchanges.

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