Travelling on crowded trains or buses is annoying. You may get pushed and pulled till you reach your destination. It is also not safe to travel in crowded transports as it can make you vulnerable to Covid 19 infection. So there is a new feature in Google map that will show you how crowded your train or bus is. This is one of the 250 features Google has added to the maps during the pandemic. The Google map will use the real-time data from the other maps to show you the data on how many people are travelling on the train or bus.
Here’s how people in the US have been getting around during the pandemic. 🚙 🚴♀️— Google Maps (@googlemaps) November 19, 2020
No matter your mode of transportation, Maps can help with traffic trends and turn-by-turn directions next time you’re on the go. pic.twitter.com/YHhBfiSxnO
The transit predictions of Google utilize aggregated and anonymized history of the locations travelled by a user. The users have to sign up for this location history feature. This is available from last year. But first, the maps revealed the details of the traffic and how busy the train or bus is. Now it will also state how many people are on the train or bus.
The data will be close to accurate because it will take information from the user travelling on the train. This feature will help many people who want to travel peacefully to work or other places.
The map is also going to add another feature. When ordering food through it you can know the status of the delivery in real time. It will show you the expected time of delivery and also fees. In the future, the map will also show the restaurant reservation status for you to know if it is safe to go there.
Since the pandemic, we've launched 250 new features to help you navigate and get things done safely.— Google Maps (@googlemaps) November 17, 2020
Today we're announcing a few more to help you during the holidays, including live crowdedness updates on public transit → https://t.co/m3tv6xoHxm pic.twitter.com/LDM4cTPNk4
As the Covid 19 cases in the US is on the rise many people want to travel in public transports safely. So they are avoiding crowded buses and trains. This feature got introduced at the right time to help people be safe and secure.
These new features in Google Maps will help users to plan before heading out. As Covid 19 is still out there it is always best to be extra careful. Therefore use Google’s new feature and avoid travelling on crowded buses and trains. Wear masks and be safe whenever you are out of your home.