Google Maps to get updated with new Assistant, AR, and recommendation features

Google Maps teases impressive augmented reality navigation interface ... again

If you find yourself futzing around trying to orient yourself coming out of a subway exit and your GPS is just not doing it for you, Google Maps will use visual positioning through your camera's vision to identify businesses and get a more accurate sense of direction.

Google Maps will also have a couple of other useful tools.

The first new feature that's heading to Google Maps this summer is the "For You" section. In the example at I/O, Google showed a high Your Match score for a new Greek restaurant based on the user's interest in healthy food and their previous visits to other restaurants serving up the same type of cuisine.

Google Maps wasn't forgotten at the search giant's big developer conference this year. You'll see the reasoning behind each number, based on factors such as what Google knows about the business, your food and drink preferences (which you've previously selected in Maps), the places you've been to, and whether you've rated a restaurant or added it to a list.

A new For You tab will allow you to stay on top of the latest happenings in the areas you're into.

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Instead of relying on an unclear blue dot while walking around a cluttered city, Google suggests this camera-fueled augmented reality interface may one day save the day.

Finally, the new version of Google Maps will make it easier to make plans with friends to go out. This way it would be harder to misinterpret the directions the app is giving users because every turn they make will be guided by AR navigation signs and symbols. In doing so, it helps you figure out which way you should go. Google has also been toying with a new animated "Guide" to help you get you where you're going.

Instead of a top-down map, users will be able to see the street in front of them through the camera, with an AR overlay arrow pointing the direction and distance.

All of these features will roll out globally on Android and iOS "in the coming months".

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