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

Details:

  • 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.

Question:

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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