Google Maps AR navigation feature is now being tested

Google's AR navigation feature for walkers using Google Maps is currently being tested by Local Guides. After locking in on a user's location, the Google Maps app uses AR and the phone's camera to guide walkers to their destrinations.
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1. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

nice... putting a functional layer on top of the camera while using GPS is cool... now if they make a motorcycle helmet like this!!!! I'll be in line for it!

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4100; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Ditto. All in for a helmet

3. Blazers

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This would definitely be great for a helmet. Or even a future version of Google Glasses. As for walking, not so much. You're basically showing off your expensive phone for thieves to grab. There is a very big black market for parts. So don't think your secure encryption and biometrics that makes it a paperweight for anyone else, will deter them.
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