Zurich Airport has teamed up with Google Maps to become the first airport to offer Indoor Live View to passengers and shoppers.
Live View is powered by a technology called global localisation, which uses AI to scan tens of billions of Street View images to understand your orientation.
Google Maps’ Live View feature will help to navigate indoors, across airports, transit stations, and malls.
If you’re catching a plane or train, Live View can help you find the nearest elevator and escalators, your gate, platform, baggage claim, check-in counters, ticket office, restrooms, and ATMs among others.
Arrows and accompanying directions will take you the right way. In malls, use Live View to see what floor a store is on and how to get there.
Indoor Live View is live now on Android and iOS in a number of malls in Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. It starts rolling out in the coming months in select airports, malls, and transit stations in Tokyo and Zurich.
Commenting on this feature, Zurich Airport said in a tweet, “We believe that the new feature will help our guests to easily find their way around Zurich Airport and provide a seamless travel experience.”