Categories: Googlehelps

Google Maps now helps you avoid crowded public transportation

Google Maps now transit crowd predictions in 100 countries. 


Angela Lang/CNET

Google Maps is adding transit crowd predictions to 10,000 transit systems in 100 countries. The transit predictions are based on AI technology, user feedback and location trends over time, the search giant said Wednesday. And in New York and Sydney, the crowdedness indicator is even at a car-by-car level — so you’ll know which parts of the train to avoid. 

“It’s no surprise that transit ridership took a drastic plunge during the early days of the pandemic. While people are returning to public transit — with transit directions on Maps increasing 50% compared to last year in the U.S. — safety remains top of mind,” said Eric Tholomé, director of product for Google Maps. 

Editors’ top picks

Subscribe to CNET Now for the day’s most interesting reviews, news stories and videos.

Google said privacy and security remain a priority and the Maps update will use anonymization technology and differential privacy for your location history private.

The Maps update can also give Android users a timeline and traveling trends based on their location history. Users will be able to see how much time is spent at their favorite shops and which modes of transportation are used most. Google Maps also lets you relive trips by saving the places from the timeline and sharing them with friends. 

These features are available now with the latest Google Maps update on Android and iOS. 


Now playing:
Watch this:

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps cycling comparison



6: 34

Read More

News Bot

Share
Published by
News Bot
Tags: Googlehelps

Recent Posts

Biggest U.S. earthquake in more than 50 years strikes Alaska—here’s what we can learn

ScienceNewsThe magnitude 8.2 earthquake did little damage, and it provides an opportunity for scientists to…

32 mins ago

Jamie Lee Curtis Shares Her and Christopher Guest’s 25-Year-Old Child Is Transgender

Jamie Lee Curtis Reacts to Viral 2021 Golden Globes LookJamie Lee Curtis has revealed that…

34 mins ago

The Epic Story of Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress: 3 Months, 25 Feet of Train and a Major Fashion Legacy

Fox Photos/Getty Images"Hello, it's me."  So was the greeting that couturier David Emanuel heard on the…

34 mins ago

Gymnast Suni Lee Wins Gold as Teammate Simone Biles Cheers Her in Tokyo Olympics Stands

A golden moment for Suni Lee! The gymnast won the individual all-around competition at the…

34 mins ago

Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim Reveal They’re Dating

Chrishell Stause & Jason Oppenheim Are DATING!Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim are sailing off into…

34 mins ago

Watch Married at First Sight’s Jessica and Austin Reveal They Are Expecting a Baby

In a sneak peek at Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam, Jessica documented the moment…

34 mins ago