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Google Maps' Commuter-Focused Update Shows Real-Time Transit Tracking

 - Oct 2, 2018
References: blog.google & theverge
Google Maps' commuter-focused update offers three new distinct features that work to end the monotony of arduous commutes. Firstly, the app will no longer give drivers the ability to control their music within the Google Maps app. Secondly, a new commute tab will give users the ability to see congestion or disruption along their route. This second feature will be further bolstered with more specific travel information for each leg of the journey.

The final feature of the Google Maps commuter-focused update is the new bus and train tracking abilities. Available in "80 regions worldwide," this important addition lets users know exactly where there train or bus is before it arrives. In Sydney specifically, this feature will also show the passenger capacity of upcoming transit vehicles, a function that will later be introduced to more cities.