Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Google Maps Will Soon Remind Passengers to Get Off Their Stop

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus Google Maps is making public transit easier by telling you when to get off your train/bus
Delores Daniels | 12 December, 2017, 18:34

Once you search and locate transit directions, you can press on that "start" button you see on the screen. Basically, one does not have to go to Maps anymore to get their update. The feature also includes updates about schedules, delays among other things for trips on metros and public buses in the city. So as you travel on your local buses and trains, you'll get live updates on how the journey is progressing and where you actually are.

Google is only testing this functionality right now, but it should launch sometime soon.

Then, they'll be shown details and updates on the route. Additionally, the app will also be reminding you to get off at your train station or bus stop when you get close to it.

These will appear in both the app and on Android lock screens, according to TechCrunch.

Places like a cafe, church, museum, zoo or hospital will have a designated color and icon to make it easier for users to find what they're looking for.

Google Maps is becoming smarter with every new update, and the shiny new makeover the app received back in November is a testament to that.

Google made a cheat sheet of the new colors and icons to help users become acquainted with the new look. Now, Google is preparing to add another useful feature to Maps for those who are regular users of public transit. Is this a function you'd like to see in Google Maps? Google Maps recently introduced the motorcycle mode, keeping the large number of people traveling by motorcycles in mind.

As any recent transplant to New York City can tell you, smartphone apps are vital for finding your way around the city until you get a hang of the subway system.

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