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Google Maps Launches Three New Public Transport Features

Published on June 09, 2019
Google has invented three new features- Bus travel times from live traffic in 10 of the largest cities in India, Live train status for Indian Railways trains and Mixed-mode commute suggestions that now combine auto-rickshaw and public transport.
Google Maps Launches Three New Public Transport Features


  • The travel plan of Indian users are predicted by transit time while traveling on buses.
  • Google Maps enable users to know how long a bus trip will take when factoring in live traffic conditions.
  • This feature is launched in 10 cities namely Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Chennai, Mysore, Coimbatore and Surat.
  • The partnership app is 'Where is My Train' app acquired by Google in December 2018.
  • It helped Google's 'Next Billion Users' initiative.

Interesting to know:

  • India is the top three countries for Google Maps transit usage.
  • The search engine has over 300 million users in the country.
  • Google Map has more than 10,000 routes on which it can predict the transit time accurately.


Q. Which tech company has invented three new features for real time updates on public transports in India?
a. Microsoft
b. Google
c. Facebook
d. Twitter

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