Google Is Letting Some Users Test Its #AR #Navigation Feature For Google #Maps

New York (The Verge) — Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps….

The Wall Street Journal tried out a feature that Google has been testing that brings augmented reality to Google Maps. The feature combines location data from the phone’s GPS and Street View to provide turn-by-turn instructions to a user. Google says that the feature won’t be rolled out in the foreseeable future.

At last year’s I/O developer’s conference, Google showed off a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps, which would provide people with directions from your phone’s camera in realtime. As my colleague Chaim Gartenberg noted, it’s a bit like what was promised with Google Glass, but without the headset. The Wall Street Journal’s David Pierce got to try out an early version of the feature. Andrew Liptak/@verge

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