Google today announced some new features for Maps, aiming to help users during their holiday trips. One of them consists of updates to public transport routes. From now on, the application will help you not to take the wrong train and find the correct exit from the station.
How the new transit experience on Maps works
As announced by Google, the new traffic experience will provide route recommendations taking into account Fuel Energy Efficiency (HEC) data, number of transfers between public transport and the duration of the trip.
To choose the best route, the user can also use filters according to the type of public transport they prefer or indicate that they want a route with less walking time.
Based on the user’s choice, Maps will indicate the route, which now includes station entrances and exits according to the trains that make up the trip.
For those who live or plan to travel this year-end in a city with a large train line, this new feature will be a great help. Metropolises like Berlin and New York, for example, have large stations, with several entrances and exits, which can be confusing.
“To save you time and help you make quick decisions, we’re updating our public transport routes so you can easily see the best route to your destination”Google said in the statement.
According to the company, the new feature should reach users of the Google Maps application on Android and iOS in the coming weeks, in more than 80 cities around the world. This includes major urban centers such as Berlin, Boston, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.