Google partners with Sydney Airport for new way finder


Sydney Airport and Google have partnered to make life easier for passengers navigating around the terminals and getting to their flights on time.

The new augmented-reality service Indoor Live View works on both Android and iOS phones providing directions to key locations such as gates, baggage claim areas and retail outlets.

To use you can simply type the venue ‘Sydney Airport’ in the Google Maps search bar and click on the airport’s ‘Directory’ button to find all categories of interest. Choose your desired destination from the list and click on the Live View button.

“This is a game-changer for people visiting Sydney Airport, as AR directions can help people have an enjoyable and smooth travel experience,” said Anthony Bertuca, group product manager at Google Maps in Australia.

“It’s powered by a technology called global localisation, which uses AI to scan tens of billions of indoor Street View images to understand your orientation and provide assistance in real-time.

“This is a win for our passengers, who will be the first in Australia to benefit from this incredible new AR technology from Google.”

Sydney Airport senior manager business systems Belinda Scanlon said the new tool was particularly useful for those with language barriers.

“This is an especially great tool for travellers facing language barriers and accessibility needs, as it will help them navigate the airport more independently,” she said.