Google, the biggest internet services provider in the world always makes sure that the people around the world do not have to go to any other place for internet related services. Recently, it regularly brings new updates and features to Google Maps. On Tuesday, Google introduced three exciting features to Google Maps for the users in India. The three features are live train status tracking, mixed-mode directions and bus travel times based on live traffic.
- Live Train Status Tracking
With this live train status tracking feature, the users will now be able to see the live train status of the trains that they take between the routes. Just like navigation, the user will have to enter the starting location and the destination of the location and then a list of all the train with their live status will appear. Google Maps will also notify the user if a train is delayed.
This feature was introduced to Indian users months after Google acquired Sigmoid Labs, the developer of Where is My Train app. According to the reports, Google acquired Sigmoid Labs for $30-40 million.
- Mixed-Mode Directions
This latest feature of Google Maps will guide the user when they should have a journey from public transport. The estimate combines auto-rickshaw and public transport.
“It will also indicate how much time it will take, and which station they should take an auto-rickshaw to/from. They can also see the rickshaw meter estimate and departure times for their transit connection. This feature will be available for Delhi and Bangalore initially before rolling out to more cities later,” said Google in a release
- Live Traffic
The Google Maps user are now able to view bus travel times based on live traffic. This feature is first launched in India. It is already functioning in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Chennai, Surat, and many others.