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

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus

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

A transit feature is already present in Google Maps which relies on the public transport system in major cities of the world.

If you've ever nodded off on public transit after a long day of work (or a big night out), Google Maps' upcoming feature could be just what you've been looking for.

Google has been testing real-time notifications for transit journeys, according to TechCrunch.

According to the report, Google Maps users in transit mode will get notifications updates similar to driving mode, such as reminder to get off a bus or train when he/she gets close to a stop. Google Maps will also notify you when you need to jump off, which is useful if you happen to be distracted by something. When you're about to start a new trip, you enter your destination, and press start, as one usually does when using the app for directions. It will reportedly provide extra details about the journey including updates as they walk or ride on local buses or trains.

What's especially interesting is that this functionality will also give you notifications when you are approaching a stop. Although I managed to avoid missing too many stops in my first year or so in the city, this feature could be invaluable to travelers who don't have time to learn the subway.

Google Maps has made our lives a whole lot easier.

Commuting definitely isn't a fun experience, and it's easy to miss a stop or get lost if you're exhausted or haven't been somewhere before, but Google's latest Maps update aims to fix this. However, there's no estimated wait time for the feature's arrival in the Google Maps app.

Other recent additions to Google Maps include the new video review feature.

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