Google Maps is becoming smarter with every new update, and the shiny new makeover the app received back in November is a testament to that.
American tech giant Google has announced a new feature for Maps that provides guidance and real-time notifications as you travel on public transport.
The firm is set to launch a new feature that will provide users with real-time updates about their trips, including a reminder to get off at your stop, according to TechCrunch. The feature will also work on the lock screen, so users don't have to be glued to their phone to see the updates.
Another addition coming to Google Maps is the ability to show how long you'll have to wait to get a seat at a restaurant at any particular hour. This feature could prove to be a life saver for those traveling in unfamiliar cities, or for those who just like to doze off in their commute home.
Google Maps has made our lives a whole lot easier. This will allow commuters to have the peace of mind that their phones will remind them to get off at the right stop, even if they're exhausted or distracted. What's new here is that you'll soon be able to tap a "start" button at the bottom the screen with the details about your transit journey and then get live updates as you walk or ride on your local buses and trains. Google hopes to roll out the feature to other cities in the future.
At this moment in time, the update hasn't been rolled out officially, but TechCrunch believes that Google will push the update live soon and that the firm is testing it with select users.
This new feature will notify a user as and when they are about to reach their destination.