Google Maps will soon tell you when and where to get off during a transit

People who prefer sleeping on public transport might have a new wakeup alarm, thanks to Google

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Highlights

    • Google Maps will now show transit updates on the lock screen
    • This feature is currently under testing and will go live soon

Just a week ago, Google had introduced the new Two-Wheeler feature for Google Maps in Android. Now, Google is looking to launch a new feature which will be providing users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey. This feature will be extremely helpful in case users fall asleep during a journey or when users are new to a place and don’t know much about it.

With the help of this feature, Google Maps will be able to give its users real-time updates during transit by showing these updates on the Android lock screen. More importantly, it will be able to alert you when you have reached your destination.

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To make use of this feature, you will have to search for your destination in the Google Maps app like you do normally, after which you will need to start your journey by pressing the ‘Start’ button at the bottom of the screen with the details about your transit journey. After you have done this, the app will start giving you live updates as you walk or ride on your local buses and trains. Additionally, the app will also be reminding you to get off at your train station or bus stop when you get close to it. Till now, the feature hasn’t been rolled out, and as soon as it does we will be testing it out thoroughly and will tell you how good or bad it is in our networks.

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Though Google Maps is one of the most popular Map applications available for iOS and Android, I always prefer the Here Maps over it, due to them being much more detailed and walker friendly. However, after this update things might change for the better for Google maps. This new feature is expected to go live soon, and it has also been reported that Google has been testing this feature extensively, even outside of its trusted tester community.