A recently released Google Maps feature gives users access to information about bus, metro and train locations. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, it also shows estimates of times when transportation should pass through stopping points, as well as real-time traffic information and warnings if travel delays or changes occur. The feature is already available in 200 cities around the world.
In Brazil, the prediction function was initially released to residents of Rio de Janeiro and So Paulo. In these cities, the app can show conditions at the terminal, station, or public transit route. For this, it uses a database composed of information collected by Google itself. O dnetc has prepared a tutorial that teaches you how to use the new feature in Google Maps.
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Google Maps now shows information about the time and time when the bus arrives at the stop Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
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Step 1. Open Google Maps. On the main screen, use the search bar to search for the address you want to go to. The application will inform the different recommended routes. To access the features of the new feature, you must select the public transport option;
Select the public transit option to access the new Google Maps feature Photo: Playback / Fernanda Lutfi
Step 2. By clicking on the option that recommends the user to use the subway, for example, it is possible to access a series of information, such as the expected arrival of the trains are nearest;
Step 3. The information about the budding should also appear on the screen. Depending on the time, the app may show "Usually there is only place to stand" or "Usually there is little room to stand, for example.
Google Maps provides public transport information Photo: Reproduction / Fernanda Lutfi
Ready! Take advantage of the tips for using Google Maps to avoid taking too crowded transportation.
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