• Sunday, June 16, 2024

Google Maps update makes public transportation easier

Google has updated its Maps application once again. The new update makes public transportation easier and more predictable. As of today, Maps is coming with two new features related to public transportation.

The first update offers live delays for buses. A bus route is usually estimated based on the average time the bus makes it through the route and sometimes the amount of time a bus will take before arriving at the stop.

A new feature adds live traffic delays for bus routes for the local transit agency that doesn’t already offer real-time bus departures. You’ll even see where the delay is and how much time it will add to your trip.

The other feature predicts how much a bus is crowded. Google has been asking Maps users for feedback for months now and one of the questions was whether the transit route was crowded.

Just like Google Maps can predict when traffic will be crowded, it can now warn you when the trains will be crowded with people and predict whether there will be any seating or only room to stand on your trip.

The new transit features are now coming to both iOS and Android versions of Google Maps with support for over 200 cities around the world and their transit networks.