Google revealed that 40 more European nations will now have access to Google Maps’ eco-friendly routing options.
Eco-friendly routes, which were originally made available to users in the United States last year, promise to display more fuel-efficient routes rather than the quickest ones. Users can see a leaf label marking the environmentally beneficial route.
Users can tap on their profile picture on Google Maps, go to Settings > Navigation Settings, and then scroll down to Route Options to change the settings for environmentally friendly routes. Users can enable or disable fuel-efficient routing by using the “Prefer fuel-efficient routes” option.
Google is also introducing a new feature that will let car owners select the engine type of their vehicle to receive customised suggestions for routes that are most appropriate for that engine type in terms of efficiency.
Google stated in a blog post about the expansion that information from the European Environment Agency and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy made this technology possible (NREL). The corporation might create sophisticated machine learning models based on the most popular engine types in a region by combining this data with Google Maps driving tendencies.
According to Google, the introduction of environmentally friendly routes in Canada and the USA has reduced carbon emissions by the same amount as 100,000 cars.