Google Maps Gets 3 New Feature for Commuters in India, Including Live Train Status
The most famous Google Maps take a huge change in it’s system. Google has announced three new navigation features in Google Maps for Indian folks who rely on public transport.
Google Maps in India, to make public transport journeys more efficient and seamless: Bus travel times from live traffic in 10 of the largest cities in India. Live train status for Indian Railways trains, and mixed-mode commute suggestions that now combine auto-rickshaw and public transport.
Real-time bus travel information:
Google Maps will soon show the delay one might face during their bus journey by taking into account the live traffic status of the route. In case a delay is expect, users will see a message in red colour that will tell the amount of time.
Live train status:
This India-specific feature will tell users the live status of a train and check if it is delay. However, it will work only in case of a long distance train journey. This feature develop in collaboration with the ‘Where is my Train’ app that was acquired by the search giant last year.
Mixed-mode directions results that include auto-rickshaws:
Google maps excite to announce directions support in Maps for journeys that combine auto-rickshaw and public transport. The public transport tab on Google Maps for Android will now tell you when taking such a journey is a good option, how long it will take, which station you should take an auto-rickshaw to/from. You can also see the rickshaw meter estimate, and departure times for your transit connection. This feature will be available for Delhi and Bangalore initially and will soon be extended to more cities.