Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Real-time notifications on Google Maps soon

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus Google Maps public transit directions could soon tell you when to get off the bus or train
Derrick Tucker | 12 December, 2017, 18:34

Basically, one does not have to go to Maps anymore to get their update.

Users would be able to "start" and "end" a trip, during which they could scroll through the details, and receive updates.

Google Maps will reportedly send you the live location on your phone mentioning that it's time for you to get down to your destination.

As well as sending you push reminders, they'll also appear on your device's lock screen, which is new for the app.

Maps will even remind you to get off your bus or train when you approach your stop, which should prove particularly useful if you're on the verge of falling asleep or visiting an area you're completely unfamiliar with.

The changes will bring Maps in line with Citymapper, a competing service that specialises in making public transport easier to use.

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Another Gaza Tunnel That Crosses Into S
Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes hit several militant sites in Gaza in response to rocket fire, killing two Hamas militants. This is the second terror tunnel the IDF has exposed and destroyed in a month's time.

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While Google has not provided an exact release date for the new feature, the company could be testing the update via random roll-outs as of this time.

But thanks to Google Maps stressful bus journeys and looking out of the window with a panicked expression feeling like you've missed your stop will be a thing of the past.

Google products set to incorporate the new feature include Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Earth, and Android Auto.

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

The new Google icons will help people looking for places of worship. The app will tell you if you're near your destination. Is this a function you'd like to see in Google Maps?

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

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