What you need to know
- Google is rolling out a major update for Google Maps to improve public transportation.
- The biggest improvements come with live traffic info for buses and crowdedness prediction.
- The new features will start rolling out today for iOS and Android for nearly 200 major cities around the world.
Google today announced a new update for Google Maps coming to both the iOS and Android apps. The new update aims to improve public transportation with live traffic info for buses and crowdedness predictions for when people get to their destination.
Here is what's new with live traffic info for buses:
Here is what's new for crowdedness prediction:
The new public transportation features in Google Maps will roll out in nearly 200 cities around the world starting today. It continues Google's focus on keeping its mapping service current with cutting-edge features to fend off other services that seek to supplant it, including Apple Maps.
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Google Maps will always have more features than Apple Maps, I don't think Apple's really worried about that, in the same way that Android will always have more features than iOS. I prefer Apple Maps overall, I just switch to Google when I need something like street view
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