BNMC Blog

Google Maps Now Has Commuter-Friendly Features

Google Maps Now Has Commuter-Friendly Features

Maps are one of those very basic technologies that are always improving, starting as lines scratched into the ground and now living in our phones and giving us exponentially larger amounts of data. One of the first examples you may think of is Google Maps, which just got a few impressive updates that make the service even cooler.

Getting You There On Time
Google Maps has received quite the boost from some handy new features delivered to both the Android and iPhone versions of the app. First is the “Commute” tab, which delivers information pertinent to one’s route, and will even update the user to disruptions along the way. As it does so, Google Maps also now delivers alternative routes as possible. As a result, a user can potentially avoid those metaphorical bumps in the road, or at least be prepared for them when they come.

For example, let’s assume that you have two potential options for your route - one going through a more urban area, and the other skirting around the outside. Google Maps can tell you which option is more efficient based on data - perhaps city traffic is gridlocked, or there was an accident on the roads going around that has slowed traffic to a crawl.

Furthermore, for proponents of public transportation, Google has even included the occupancy of trains and buses in some areas, as well as real-time updates as to where it is along its route. Want to grab a quick breakfast burrito before your train arrives? Google Maps now lets you know if you have the time.

Music Makes For A Pleasant Commute
Google Maps now also enables in-app support for music services. Instead of having to switch back and forth between apps, Google Maps allows a user to control what they are listening to on Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music.

So, what do you think? Are these welcome additions to Google Maps? What other features would you like to see from navigation apps like this? Let us know in the comments, and while you’re at it, take a second to subscribe to our blog!

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, January 16 2019

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Email Cloud Privacy Malware Network Security Hackers Business Computing Tech Term Business User Tips Google Software Computer Internet Microsoft IT Services Efficiency Productivity Hosted Solutions Ransomware Mobile Devices Communication Small Business Android IT Support Data Hardware Smartphone Backup Saving Money Managed IT Services Windows Browser Innovation Cloud Computing Internet of Things Data Management Data Recovery Managed IT Services Business Continuity Windows 10 Productivity Data Backup Cybersecurity Workplace Tips App Business Management Microsoft Office Passwords Facebook Server Remote Monitoring Phishing Mobile Device Upgrade Office 365 Artificial Intelligence Gmail Windows 10 Disaster Recovery Word Encryption Outsourced IT Tip of the week Money Smartphones IT Support Chrome Employer-Employee Relationship Managed Service Provider Vulnerability Applications Analytics Infrastructure Website communications BYOD Network Big Data VoIP Antivirus Save Money Settings Robot Automation Google Drive Content Filtering Bandwidth Users Access Control Miscellaneous IT Management YouTube Router Managed Service Government Risk Management Social Media Office Tips Information Company Culture Maintenance Data storage Two-factor Authentication Managing Stress Avoiding Downtime Development Vendor Management Outlook Scam Monitors Spam Computing Downtime Wireless Operating System WiFi LiFi HIPAA Networking Hosted Solution Paperless Office End of Support Administration Mouse Mobile Security VPN Virtual Reality Employee-Employer Relationship Data Security Server Management Business Technology Apple Unified Threat Management Virtual Private Network SaaS Education Data loss Business Intelligence Touchscreen Telephone Systems Storage Quick Tips Holiday desktop Printing Firewall Laptop Alert Hacker The Internet of Things Display Deep Learning Uninterrupted Power Supply Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Address Permissions Customer Service Mobile Device Management Document Management Spyware Content Social Networking File Sharing Star Wars Patch Management Managed IT Service Computer Care IBM Digital Signage Chatbots eWaste User Error Office Samsung Shortcuts Nanotechnology Specifications Tech Support Alt Codes Cybercrime Solid State Drive Monitoring Wearable Technology Network upgrade Customer Relationship Management Cables Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Bring Your Own Device Alerts USB Chromebook Marketing Identity Theft Streaming Motherboard Budget Fraud Cost Management Break Fix Gadgets Social Training Corporate Profile Troubleshooting Identity Continuity Time Management Printer Social Engineering Security Cameras Screen Reader Charging Search Black Friday Websites Typing Humor Hard Disk Drive Spying Smart Office Information Technology Automobile Wires Servers Google Calendar Best Practice Dell Analysis Licensing Dongle Emergency Current Events Human Error Safety Cabling Assessment Dark Web Halloween WannaCry Solar Network Management Google Maps Smart Tech Cyber Monday Cryptocurrency Work Remote Computing Apps Device Voice over Internet Protocol Legislation Google Docs Cooperation Service Level Agreement Network Congestion IT solutions Going Green Hotspot Internet Exlporer Microsoft Excel Hacks Scary Stories LED Compliance SharePoint Google Wallet Connectivity Managed IT Smart Technology Wi-Fi Bitcoin Running Cable PowerPoint IT Technicians Optimization Techology Writing Mobility Modem FinTech Statistics Tablet Business Growth Staff Leominster How To Lenovo Computers Buisness Digital Payment Legal Virtual Desktop Disaster Language Value Mail Merge Blockchain Dark Data Update Password Sports Digital Co-Managed IT Regulations Downloads Unified Communications Drones Collaboration IoT Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Windows 8 Onboarding Mirgation Recycling VoIP Unified Threat Management Retail Print Toner Cookies MSP Bluetooth Comparison Politics Slack Augmented Reality K-12 Schools Firefox Superfish How To Work/Life Balance Webcam Recovery Health Private Cloud Black Market Error Law Enforcement Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Mobile Computing Travel Electronic Medical Records Notifications Physical Security G Suite Twitter BDR Upgrades Gadget Emoji Supercomputer CrashOverride Crowdsourcing Motion Sickness Staffing Printers Regulation Personal Information Botnet Taxes Administrator 3D Printing Web Server what was your? Cortana IT Budget GPS Machine Learning IT Consultant Processors Unsupported Software Cameras Virtualization Meetings Tracking Computer Repair Relocation Cleaning Mobile Data CCTV

What Our Clients Say

  • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3