Google introduces Live Transit to mobile Maps

Google introduces Live Transit to mobile Maps
Google Maps has become pretty much a standard for mobile mapping applications as Android is rising in market share with a pace of some 400,000 each day, and that's why the addition of Live Transit to the service is more than welcome. As you'd expect, Google Maps Live Transit adds live information about the schedule of local public transportation, so even if the bus/train is late, you can still be informed about the actual time of its arrival:

“When you click on a transit station or plan a transit route with Google Maps and there are delays or alerts related to your trip, you’ll now see “live departure times” (indicated with a special icon) and service alerts.”

Beginning now, the service will be rolled out to cover the public transportation system of Boston, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, as well as the European cities of Madrid and Turin. Google states that it will be working closely with the public transportation systems of other cities, so we hope that list will get updated soon. So while this might not make a world of a difference for motorists, it's a great tool for the rest of the bus-riding public. Check out the video below with all the fine details.

source: Google

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