During this week there were already signs that Google Maps would receive a small, but interesting new function. This has been and has been announced by the company itself through its official blog. This new feature is none other than the ability of Google Maps to notify when it is time to stop at a bus stop or metro to continue with our journey. This function comes with other added advantages.
There is no doubt that Google Maps has become an essential tool for many because of its extreme functionality. An application must have on all smartphones. All this is due to the multitude of additions that the Google maps app has been integrating with the passage of time. Among its many features is the tracking of the schedules of the main means of transport. At this point is where Google Maps, in conjugation with GPS navigation, includes news.
Google Maps now notifies you at which bus stop or subway stop
After the introduction of the new function, Google Maps not only offers you the way to get to a bus stop or metro to reach your destination, as well as the schedules of them. From now on, once you are on public transport, the app will notify you at which stop you have to stop to continue the journey and complete the route marked by GPS navigation.
In this way, the new function supposes an additional addition to optimize the experience of use of the service. From now on you can be carefree while listening to music, watch a series or entertain yourself with any other activity with your mobile. And is that Google Maps will notify you the exact moment when you leave public transport . Much more useful can be in more specific moments, such as a trip to another city or abroad. Maps will guide you and indicate the correct stop, avoiding any possible confusion.
Notifications and tracking in real time
As we indicated at the beginning of the article, the new notification function bus and metro stops Google Maps comes with added benefits. We are referring to Google Maps, once we have started GPS navigation through public transport, it will show the instructions and track the route in the mobile blocking screen , all in real time . In this way, it is not necessary to have to unlock the smartphone and access Google Maps to check the point of the journey in which we are and other information such as the distance left to reach a specific stop.
For now, as the great G warns on his blog, these advantages initially reach the Android app , although it is expected that in future updates it will be integrated into the iOS application.