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Google Maps Features New Tricks for Bus Passengers

MakeUseOf | 7/1/2019 | Dave Parrack
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Google Maps has two new tricks up its sleeve, and they should make commuters’ lives easier. While Google Maps is most useful for drivers—especially as Google can now direct you away from natural disasters—public transit users haven’t been forgotten.

Google's SOS Alerts can already keep you informed of natural disasters, but they can now direct you away from danger as well.

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According to a post on The Keyword, Google Maps can now predict how crowded your bus, train, or subway ride is going to be. Google Maps will also deliver live traffic delays for passengers waiting to board a bus. Allowing them to adjust their journey.

First up are the crowdedness predictions for buses, trains, and subways. These will predict how crowded your choice of public transit is likely to be based on historical data. Thus allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether or not to squeeze on board.

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Secondly, Google will now keep you informed of live traffic delays for buses. Google will let you know if your bus is going to be late based on live traffic conditions along the route. This is meant to...
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