Sleeping on the bus is great, unless you miss your stop. Google Maps wants to make taking the train or the bus a lot less stressful. Apparently the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it’s time to get off.
When the feature rolls out, there will likely be a start button at the bottom of the screen when you look up how to go to a destination. If you tap the button, you’ll get live updates on where you are as you walk or as your ride moves, not only within the app, but also on your Android lock screen. That’s pretty handy for places you don’t know very well.
Just glance at your lock screen to see where you are (if your GPS and mobile internet are working inside the vehicle anyway) or wait for your phone to tell you that you’ve arrived. It even lets you scroll up and make sure you’re going the right way. Apparently the feature will go live “soon” but make sure to check your app right now since it may have already rolled out to some random users for testing. This is a great idea that will help travellers.
Source EngadgetFiled Under: Technology News