A new Google Maps update will be able to predict how crowded users' commutes will be. Google announced two updates for the application, the first is live traffic delays for public transport. The other update tells users how busy their public transport will be. This will provide users with predictive information regarding their commute, in which Google has been developing for the past year and a half.
Google developed the function for the past few months, by asking users to indicate how long their journey took. Users who were commuting during rush hour were asked how long the commute was as well as how many seats were available. Google took a massive amount of data and uses it in a predictive algorithm.
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