Taking public-transport? Google-Maps will tell you where to get off

Pat Wise
December 11, 2017

With that update, you can now park your auto, open Google Maps, and tap on the blue location dot.

Google Maps now has the option of Motorcycle Mode showing up alongside auto, public transit and walking options.

Google recently introduced an India-first Google Maps feature called "Two-Wheeler Mode" to offer the shortest and most convenient route to bikers.

This time, it's getting a minor update albeit a useful one for the commuters.

US Internet giant Google is about to release a small but significant update to its Google Maps cartographic service that will provide real-time guidance and notifications during a trip, Tech Crunch writes.

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The idea isn't really new actually. What's new here is that you'll soon be able to tap a "start" button at the bottom the screen with the details about your transit journey and then get live updates as you walk or ride on your local buses and trains.

Google Maps will reportedly remind users of their final destination, and flash an update on when to get off the bus or train when his/her destination is approaching. You have Google now to tell you where you are or when to get off.

Google Maps now gives detailed transit directions with the process generally involving keeping track of progress along the route.

The information can also be shown on the notifications. One nifty feature here is that they are interactive, so you can scroll right through your journey's steps.

It's not certain when Google will roll out these changes to the Maps app for iOS and Android apps. Some may have received the update already so others will definitely follow.

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