If you've ever nodded off on public transit after a long day of work (or a big night out), Google Maps' upcoming feature could be just what you've been looking for. The feature is still to launch on iOS users. It would seem that Google has taken this in stride, and will roll out an update that makes it easier for the millions of commuters using alternative transportation.
Users would be able to "start" and "end" a trip, during which they could scroll through the details, and receive updates.
Maps will even remind you to get off your bus or train when you approach your stop, which should prove particularly useful if you're on the verge of falling asleep or visiting an area you're completely unfamiliar with.
The report also points out the lock screen notifications are interactive, making it possible to scan through the directions rather than have to enter the app.
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In its latest advisory, the National Weather Service said the heaviest snow accumulation is expected later this afternoon. A moderate impact on evening travel is expected with snow covered roads in many towns.
At this moment in time, the update hasn't been rolled out officially, but TechCrunch believes that Google will push the update live soon and that the firm is testing it with select users.
To get the notifications up and running, you just have to search for "transport directions" in the Google Maps app, like you normally would.
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The new wait time feature will be supported on almost a million sit-down restaurant listings across the globe and will challenge a number of third-party apps.