Besides guiding U.S. motorists around Europe for the first time, Yahoo said it also will feature more landmarks and other visual cues to help people find their way around neighborhoods. By relying on new software, Yahoo believes its maps will be more accurate, too.

Yahoo is hoping the improvements can help reverse a recent erosion in its share of the online mapping market.

In April, AOL's industry-leading Mapquest service attracted 49.2 million U.S. visitors, a 3 percent increase from last year, while traffic to Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people )'s maps surged 49 percent to 30.8 million visitors, according to comScore Media Metrix.

Meanwhile, U.S. traffic to Yahoo maps declined 5 percent to 29.4 million.

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