New ways we’re helping reduce transportation and energy emissions

By admin
Helping people get from A to B more sustainably

People are looking for information about how to reduce their environmental footprint when in transit — from heading to work to picking up groceries. That’s why we’ll start rolling out fuel-efficient routing in

Google Maps
LOC

to

India
GPE

and

Indonesia
GPE


this year
DATE

— adding to existing availability in the

U.S.
GPE

,

Canada
GPE

,

Europe
LOC

and

Egypt
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. Plus, in these

two
CARDINAL

new countries, we’re including fuel-efficient routes for

two
CARDINAL

-wheelers to help even more people travel more sustainably.

Fuel-efficient routing uses AI to suggest routes that have fewer hills, less traffic, and constant speeds with the same or similar

ETA
ORG

. Since launching in

October 2021
DATE

, it’s estimated to have helped prevent

more than 2.4 million metric tons
MONEY

of CO2e emissions — the equivalent of taking

approximately 500,000
CARDINAL

fuel-based cars off the road for

a year
DATE

.

To help people find other sustainable modes of transportation, like rail, new train route suggestions will soon appear on

Search
ORG

when you look for flights. And in the near future, in

France
GPE

, when people look up driving directions, Maps will show public transit or walking suggestions next to driving routes if travel times are comparable and practical.