In fact, David Pierce of the Wall Street Journal has experienced the AR function of Google Maps before. In the report, David Pierce said: "Although it is not the first choice for navigation, it is undoubtedly a solid step towards the right path for Google Maps." In his report, he described the working principle of AR in detail. First, Google Maps will use GPS to get the location of the current user, and then use Street View data to further lock the exact location of the user. Once the user's location is locked, the direction and arrow are displayed on the camera. "It's like Google Maps has introduced my direction into the real world, although no one else can see them," the report said.
The application doesn't seem to allow you to continue using the camera, prompting you to put it down after a period of time, and display its regular map interface when you perform this operation. Google's user experience Rachel Inman revealed to Pierce that the goal was to satisfy certain scenarios, such as "Which station should I go from if I want to take the subway?"
Now Google has begun testing the AR feature for more users. According to Reddit users, Google Map's AR navigation can only be used once in 5-10 seconds, requiring users to drop it before offering the next direction.Mobile phone。 Users say that if you want to activate Google Maps AR navigation on the phone, you need to make sure that your phone supports ARCore, and you need to be a beta tester of Google Maps and at least a level 5 Local Guide.
Although the feature has not been officially launched, Google has invited some users to test it, which has been used in feedback tests by members of the Redit community from the United States, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Germany. It is not clear whether the Google Maps will be available to all Android and iOS users in the future.