Google uncovers how it uses AI to predict traffic jams, propose best routes on Maps

Google uncovers how it uses AI to predict traffic jams, propose best routes on Maps

Google in a new blog post subtleties how Maps uses AI to track and identify traffic jams, and proposes the most ideal routes to clients. Google Maps is accessible in more than 220 nations and regions where more than 1 billion kilometers are driven using it on a daily basis.

Google Maps is the most well known application for navigating pretty much anyplace. On the application, you can see forthcoming traffic jams on your route that is implied using red colour. Simultaneously, Google likewise recommends the most ideal routes you can take to arrive at your destination. To predict future traffic, Google said it examinations historical traffic patterns for streets after some time. Google at that point uses machine learning to combine the historical traffic patterns with real-time traffic conditions and predict future traffic.

Google said its traffic predictions have been “consistently accurate” for over 97% of excursions. To decrease significantly more errors, Google has banded together with DeepMind to use a machine learning called “Graph Neural Networks”. “This technique is what enables Google Maps to better predict whether or not you’ll be affected by a slowdown that may not have even started yet!” Google added. It also said that this method is already seeing “significant improvements” in regions, for example, Berlin, Jakarta, São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington D.C.

Google in the blog post likewise features how it has updated Maps to deal with the abrupt change from when there was a half increment in traffic due to Covid-19, and how it’s step by step returning at this point. “To account for this sudden change, we’ve recently updated our models to become more agile—automatically prioritizing historical traffic patterns from the last two to four weeks, and deprioritizing patterns from any time before that,” Google said.

To find the most ideal routes factors like street quality, size and straightforwardness of the driveway are contemplated. Google additionally takes authoritative information from nearby governments for data on speed limits, tools and roadblocks. There’s additionally the occurrence report include on Google Maps that helps in the entire process.