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Google Maps now helps visually impaired people cross the street and stay on course

Google Maps can now assist visually impaired individuals get to their strolling locations extra simply — by regularly reminding them that they’re on the proper path, warning them when there’s a busy crosswalk forward, telling them how far-off their subsequent flip is utilizing voice navigation, and robotically pointing them again in the proper route in the event that they must cease.

Here’s a cool video demonstrating the improved steering in motion:

Google’s blog post says the improved steering is now accessible on iOS and Android, however solely in English within the US and in Japanese in Japan, in the meanwhile. If you need to use it, you possibly can flip it on in Google Maps’ settings menu. The firm says assist for extra languages and international locations is “on the way.”

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