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Google launches Street View in India after years of rejection

Google launches Street View in India after years of rejection. Six years after India banned the function due to national security concerns, Google is relaunching Street View in the South Asian country. Street View allows the user to select an area through 360-degree, street-level panoramic photography.

The business, which has spent more than ten years attempting to roll out Street View in the nation, said that it has teamed up with local heavyweights Genesys and Tech Mahindra to relaunch the service that is now accessible in ten Indian cities. By the end of the year, the business plans to introduce the functionality in 50 Indian cities.

At a press conference on Wednesday in New Delhi, Google officials said that this was the first time the company had collaborated with other businesses for Street View.

According to Miriam Karthika Daniel, VP of Maps Experiences at Google, “Starting today, Street View will be available on The internet Maps in India using fresh picture intensity, encompassing 150,000 kilometres (93,205 miles) of streets genuinely recorded in Google Maps.” So when people start using Street View and discover how suddenly there is daily life in India, I become extremely happy.

According to Karthika Daniel, who switched to Google from Amazon last year, the business is allowing regional developers access to the Street View API. In the future, she explained, “this will allow them to combine card experiences with all of their products and services.”

In 2016, India denied Google’s ambitions to take pictures for its Street View service because to security issues with delicate safeguards.

“As we seek to add even more practical features and data to maps, we remain dedicated to collaborating with neighborhood organizations and the local government. We’ll keep acting responsibly and providing accurate, reliable information. We are happy to share our technology and knowledge with the neighborhood ecology, added Miriam.

Google revealed a number of additional capabilities for Google Maps in addition to the Street View debut. One of these features displays speed limit information from traffic authorities in the Maps application. The function, which will be introduced in Bengaluru initially, is meant to encourage safe driving, according to the business.

“We are honored to collaborate with Google to employ technology to ease traffic jams and raise road safety for Bengaluru residents. We are the first Indian city to participate in a Google pilot program to improve Bengaluru’s traffic light arrangement and lower signal delay for commuters.

As per data given by Google, the new strategy reduced waiting times for drivers going through the pilot crossing by an average of 20% daytime, as per a statement from Bengaluru’s Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Ravikanthe Gowda.

In order to help people in 8 Indian cities — Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Bangalore as well as Agra — make much better travel choices, see congestion zones with road closure details, and avoid events, Google said it has teamed up with transport authorities as well as aggregators.

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