Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys

Google Maps to show the lowest carbon route for car journeys

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said the initiative could save 1m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year

Google Maps is to offer drivers the lowest carbon route for their chosen journey as part of the search company’s new environmentally friendly policies.

Motorists will be able to select the route with the lowest carbon emissions once factors such as traffic and road inclines are taken into account. The new product launches in the US on Wednesday and in Europe next year. Where the comparable journey times are broadly the same, Google Maps will default to the lowest carbon option.

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