Hello Everyone, Im KDT and today im gonna be discussing about the new update of Google Maps announced by Google. So let’s get started.
Google is implementing more features into the Google Maps which is very useful to people when implemented. This new COVID Update will assist people navigating and travelling along their way.
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When you look for public transport and its directions, you’ll now see related alerts from transport agencies about mandatory precautions that you need to carry. Also if a public transit is temporarily suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19, You’ll get alerts for that too.
Google Maps will also now show if a trip’s route includes a COVID-19 checkpoint or restriction along your route, like when you’re crossing an international border. This is first launching with Canada, Mexico and the U.S., and will display an alert on the directions screen if your route is impacted.
The updated Google Maps app will also expand access to the “crowdedness predictions” feature first introduced last year. This data is fueled by tens of millions of contributions from Google Maps users who ride in public Transports. Google also implemented the predictions feature that shows how crowded a particular bus or train line may be at a given time of day. It’s now making it easier for users to contribute their own observations.
Unrelated to COVID-19, Google Maps will also now roll out new transit insights like temperature, accessibility and onboard security, as well as designated women’s sections in regions where available. These additions were first announced in February, but are now globally available. They also include more granular accessibility information for wheelchair users, like where there are wheelchair accessible doors, seating, stop buttons and more, Google says.
In the updated app, when you tap through to see Transit directions when looking up a route, you can scroll down to see crowdedness predictions and add your input to that place. Ex : “Very Crowded” and “Less Crowded”.
Google said that the new feature update will be live on both Android and IOS devices when they are available.