Google Maps will soon track your public transit journey in real time

Google Maps will soon track your public transit journey in real time
For those of you who like to commute using public transit, Google Maps is reportedly going to add real time updates allowing users to track their journey on a city bus or train. The updates will appear when the Google Maps app is open, and on the Android lock screen. With this new feature, Google Maps can help prevent you from missing your bus or train stop and ending up in a neighboring city 20 miles past where you planned to get off.

The directions are pretty simple. Use Google Maps to route your transit directions. Once the new feature is up, you'll see a start button near the bottom of the screen that you press for Maps to start tracking your location on public transport. According to a story published on Monday, Google Maps will even remind you when you are getting close to your stop and when to exit the bus or train. This will come in handy if the gentle vibrations of the vehicle you're riding on, are rocking you to sleep.

There is no word when Google Maps will start to carry this new feature. For those of you visiting or living in a big city where it is easier to get around with public transit than with a car, this new feature is going to come in handy.

source: TechCrunch

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14 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

Improve the accuracy of the location of buses/trains/planes too please. I cannot tell you how many times I've arrived early and had to wait because the bus is late/waited for a bus that left.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Even if I hate Android since its existence is due to Samsung S1 which was a copy of the first iPhone, but I respect Google Maps. It is by far the best navigation app.....

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

WRONG.. Apple maps is the best... /s

4. Tipus

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yet every time, you call others "haters" What a hypocritical douche you are :)))

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Hate is a strong word, fella. iPhone did to cellphones what T-Bucket did to automotive industry or perhaps what Harley Davidson did to 'horse industry', now known as motorcycle industry. But do I say "God Bless Mr. Ford" every time I put a key in my truck's ignition? Do you expect me to? The world will forget Steve Jobs just like how it forgot Henry Ford, William S. Harley, William A. Davidson, The Wright brothers, Enzo Ferrari or perhaps Guglielmo Marconi who invented the radio on which YOUR iPhone relies. Wipe your tears, young man, and get over it. The world is a cruel place to be! No matter what we do; we have no past; no future... We have no tomorrow, yet we still long for the future...

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Just don't explain him he lives in his delusional iWorld, he just comes here to troll other things & think's it's very cute.

7. Peacetoall unregistered

Google map and android both are different thing. One is map service and other is operating system. Are apple fanboys really this dumb.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are very smart....

9. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

you sounds dumb af. Don't forget the Nexus One, that came before the S1. And enjoy your garbage ass boring un productive ios

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

and nobody bought it.....Android entered the smartphone world due to S1. This is a reality....

12. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

It is very dumb to hate an open platform because a different company copied the one you prefer.... And it is even dumber to keep on doing it in 2017 when everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, copies each other features.... innovation would be stalled otherwise. Apple has copied SO MANY features from Android, and the same can be said for other OEMs copying Apple... but in the end that is a good thing... Apple wouldn't has have Touch ID if it didn't copy the Motorola Atrix... and it wouldn't have Face ID, without Windows Hello (surface pro 4, surface book 2015). How about your Notification Bar, or "widgets", or control center... its all inspired, copied or based on Android OEMs previous efforts The open apps card deck, and the gesture UI on the iPhone X is heavily inspired on Palm's WebOS... So please stop being such salty with your comments and simply post the positive part of them........ And with that in mind, I agree with the part of your post after the comma.

6. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Well said GreenMan at last someone with common sense on the issue.

13. j643121

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

Google Maps used to have this feature before. I remember using it when I lived in San Diego. It was really useful for someone like me who had never used public transit before. I am glad they are bringing it back.

14. deleon629

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Hasn't South Korea and Japan had this for nearly 5-10 years already?

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