Alphabet’s Google Maps on Wednesday launched its panoramic Avenue View service in 10 Indian cities in partnership with Tech Mahindra and Genesys, 11 years after a primary try bumped into regulatory troubles.
The characteristic, which provides 360-degree views of streets around the globe utilizing images taken by cruising autos, has confronted privateness complaints and regulatory scrutiny in lots of international locations.
The Indian launch comes after Google was denied permission not less than twice within the final decade by the federal government over safety issues.
Firm executives mentioned on Wednesday it was capable of meet the regulatory necessities because of a brand new geospatial coverage from India final yr, which permits overseas map operators to supply panoramic imagery by licensing the information from native companions.
Information assortment was completely executed by Tech Mahindra and Genesys, Google mentioned, including the service can be accessible in over 50 Indian cities by the top of this yr.
Avenue View imagery will blur out the faces of people and license plates to deal with privateness issues, mentioned Miriam Daniel, Vice President of Google Maps Experiences.
Wednesday’s announcement coincided with the same characteristic launch from MapmyIndia, which powers Apple Inc’s maps within the nation. Its Mappls RealView is dwell throughout 1000’s of cities, the corporate mentioned.
Google additionally introduced a partnership with India’s Central Air pollution Management Board to supply air high quality data over maps.