Google Maps update makes daily commuting much easier in the US

Google Maps update makes daily commuting much easier in the US
Google has just announced it will start rolling out new commute features for Maps on Android and iOS this week. Some of the new features will be available globally, while others are only meant for users in the United States and Canada.

First off, there's a new commute tab available in the Google Maps app, which offers users in-depth details about live traffic and transit information customized to each user's commute route. If you're using Google Maps for Android, you'll also receive notifications about delays and disruptions on your route as they happen.

Then, there's a new feature for Maps users whose commutes involve both driving and public transit. The app will now offer info like when to leave, and for each part of your trip: if there's traffic on your drive, when the next train departs, and how long it will take to walk from a train station to the office.

Moreover, Google announced that transit riders in 80 regions worldwide will be able to see exactly where their bus or train is in real time on the Maps. It's also confirmed that this specific feature will be coming to more cities around the globe in the next months.

Another nifty feature to have while commuting is … music. The update will make Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music available within Maps, which will allow users to control their tunes and podcasts from the app's navigation. If you're a Spotify user, you'll also be able to choose your favorite content by browsing through song, albums, podcasts, and playlists, but only on Android.

As mentioned earlier, these new Google Maps features will be rolled out to Android and iOS users starting this week, so make sure to check for the update one of these days.

source: Google

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5 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2135; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nice! Big fan of GMaps. I’ve had CarPlay since last year and the addition GMaps is a nice integration!

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Sorry carmin, i only read articles by joshua swingle

3. technut

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I was messing around with the settings for android auto today (2018 GMC terrain) and noticed they now have terrain view! I'm not sure exactly when they added the option, but after years of asking for it, it finally arrived!

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Sorry carmin, i only read articles by joshua swingle

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