However, traditional maps will not disappear, but will be confined to the bottom of the display. The idea is that this new feature should not be used along the way, both because it consumes more battery than normal and because it obliges the pedestrian to stare at the phone and to distract him from the road. The application should be activated in the most critical moments, for example at intersections. Google made sure that a message reminding you to put down the phone to check where you are walking pops up during navigation.
At the moment Google still has not clarified when the application will be available to the public.