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Google maps plan to show green routes to decrease carbon footprint produced while travelling

Carbon footprint involves accumulation by person, organisation, occurrence or result of the total greenhouse gas emissions. A decrease in the travel carbon footprint would lead to lower emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Google maps plan to show green routes here is what you all need to know.

Google Maps plans to implement default green routes for the drivers who produce low carbon footprints and help them to have an eco-friendly journey.

As per The Indian Express, Google maps to calculate the proposed route based on parameters such as traffic history, road tilt and congestion.

Google maps plan to show green routes

Carbon footprint involves accumulation by person, organisation, occurrence or result of the total greenhouse gas emissions. A decrease in the travel carbon footprint would lead to lower emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Google performed a comprehensive analysis on the history of pollution from the numerous US roads and cars and found that it has a more eco-friendly solution for 50 per cent of the routes studied.

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The app would encourage users to measure projected pollution in the default route and the alternate route if they prefer an alternative route that may be dramatically faster.

This Google Maps upgrade feature will first be introduced this year in the USA. Google will eventually develop the functionality internationally until it is completely available in the US.

The default route seen in the app is the lowest carbon footprint generation after launch. Though the technology is guaranteed to expand globally, there were no deadlines for the launch of this feature in India.

Some June characteristics Google will be implementing other functions from June 2021 onwards, such as drivers with alert during driving in the low-emission zones, where some cars are limited and the possibility to compare car, cycle, public transport etc.

Google will also take a step forward by introducing new map layers for air quality and temperature. While the global weather layer is expected to work, it is said that the air quality layer in Australia, India and the USA is operational first.

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