Google Maps 5.7 Adds Public Transport Data to Directions

Google Maps is a handy utility on the web, but it’s even more handy on an Android phone when you’re out travelling to places you’ve never been to. Head to any densely populated city and try and figure your way around the lanes and finding the best bus and train routes can be a pain. Google has updated their Google Maps app to version 5.7. There have been additions made to the direction system. Now, you receive more accurate turn-by-turn information to your destination. What’s much more interesting is the addition of bus and train routes. It’s not just the details, but it’s how it adds this information to a route.

Local bus and train information added to Google Maps

Local bus and train information added to Google Maps

 

 

For example, it’ll tell you to go walking to the closest station, catch a train to five stations away and then switch over to a bus. It has a fairly detailed database of all buses and trains. It also gives you an approximate time to destination using one of the public transporation options. In case of buses, the frequency is mentioned. In the case of trains, the actual train timings are mentioned. There’s also a total time taken to reach your destination present in the app. Anyone travelling in the city will find this handy. The only thing missing now is the amount of rush or traffic on a particular route at a given time.


Published Date: Jul 07, 2011 10:40 am | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2011 10:40 am