Google to update maps to give you the greenest route to destination

Google on Tuesday announced changes to the Google Maps app, including a feature that will provide travelers with eco-friendly options to move around.

According to a statement from the company, Google is building a new routing model that will prioritize lower fuel consumption routes for travelers. The Google Maps app will default to the route with the lowest carbon footprint, if it has an estimated time of arrival that is comparable with the fastest route.

Users will, however, have the option to turn off this feature if they wish.

This move, the company said, is part of its commitment to help their users reduce their environmental footprint.