Google today announced a major update for Google Maps on both Android and iOS, introducing new transit-related features.
Google Maps will now provide details on live traffic delays for buses in places where real-time information doesn’t exist from local transit agencies, which will let Maps users see if a bus will be late, how long the delay might be, and how long travel might take.
Me during my commute: MOVE. THAT. BUS.
Now you can see real-time delays and how crowded your bus is on your way to work 🙌
Read more here: https://t.co/mMrQY3ji5u pic.twitter.com/UwpyqCdYt9
— Google Maps (@googlemaps) June 27, 2019
The app will provide details on exactly where delays are on the map so riders will know what to expect before getting on a bus.
Along with live traffic information for buses, Google is adding crowdedness predictions for transit routes. Based on past ride information, Google Maps will offer up details on how crowded a bus, train, or subway is likely to be.
The new Google Maps features are rolling out today on Android and iOS in close to 200 cities around the world.
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