Sydney will be the first city with real-time bus occupancy
via Google Maps. Now if John Candy and Steve Martin had this app, they never would have made that silly 1987
Why are commutes and travel so stressful? Primarily because you want to travel at the time you
want to travel – along with so many others. Google Maps now makes that
New features on Google Maps will help you take control of
your daily commute— enabling you to plan, prepare for the inevitable
disruptions, and possibly avoid them altogether.
Live transit traffic information shows if you budget extra
time due to things like an accident or heavy traffic. In the case of a delay, it
will advise alternative, hopefully, faster
routes. On Android, you’ll also receive notifications about delays and
disruptions on your route as they happen.
Support for mixed mode commutes – drive, walk, bus, train
You can see helpful information about when to leave, and for each leg of your trip: you’ll know if there’s traffic on your drive, when the next train departs, and how long it’ll take to walk from the train station to the office. Google Maps does the work for you and automatically factors this into your ETA so you can anticipate exactly when you’ll get to work.
Transit riders will be able to see exactly where their bus
or train is in real time on the map. In Sydney, Google has partnered with
Transport New South Wales to show the occupancy of your next bus – so you’ll
know whether you’ll get a seat. This feature will be coming to more cities
around the globe soon.
Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and YouTube Music in
the Google Maps app
Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and YouTube Music are
now available within Google Maps so that you can control your tunes and
podcasts right from Google Maps navigation. With Spotify on Android, you can also choose your favourite
content by browsing through songs, albums, podcasts, and playlists with the
new, easy to use navigation.