Η Google expands the number of cities where Maps (Maps) provide information on congestion on public transport (SMEs). The number of cities "covered" is increasing from about 200 that exist now, to 'over 10.000 transportation services in 100 countries", According to the company. In addition to overcrowding, Google reports that Maps is also updated to provide more information about past trips.
Google Maps information about the congestion originally began before the pandemic COVID-19, but the 2020The social distancing made this possibility more important than ever. Crowd information is generated from a mix of location history data, as well as from self-reporting by Maps users on individual trains. Google reports that anonymizes the location history data used.
In addition to extending congestion forecasts to more cities, Google also makes them more detailed in New York and Sydney. In these cities, users will be able to see how crowded it is in each train car, instead of the general overcrowding only on the crossing line. The feature works with data provided by the transfer services themselves, and Google says it plans to expand the feature to even more cities soon.
Google also adds some new features in the Timeline section of Maps in Android, which is accessible by clicking on your profile picture and then selecting it "Your chronology". A new tab "Information" shows trends in time and distance traveled using different transportation methods, as well as places visited. There is also a tab "Travel", which brings together places you have visited, including their export option as a list, if you want to transfer them as travel suggestions.
Alternatively, if you do not like the reminder of how much data Google Maps can collect for you over time, you can turn it off (and lose access to new possibilities of the Chronology) disabling the Location History on your mobile.
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Google also offers more restaurant review options in the USA, with new prompts for sharing information about meal prices and whether to takeout or deliver. New review options are available on both iOS and Android, with Google stating that will be available, in addition to restaurants, and for business.
Source of information: theverge.com