This Google Maps update could be a day saver for sleepy commuters

Google Maps in India

A transit feature is already present in Google Maps which relies on the public transport system in major cities of the world. If you're going to a new place, just type the address and check the map for location and direction.

It's hoped that Google Maps can prevent a few tired warriors and tricked tourists from skipping a stop, then doubling back or perhaps a long, brisk walk with new notification prompts telling users how far along their public transit trip they are.

The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. The updates will show in the Google Maps app and potentially on the Android lockscreen.

To activate the feature, users input their destination (as usual) and hit a new "start" button on the bottom of the screen. This feature could prove to be a life saver for those traveling in unfamiliar cities, or for those who just like to doze off in their commute home. After that, live updates on buses and trains will appear in notifications and within Maps.

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Commuting definitely isn't a fun experience, and it's easy to miss a stop or get lost if you're exhausted or haven't been somewhere before, but Google's latest Maps update aims to fix this.

In other pressing Google Maps news, over at the Express, there's a report of Street View catching a glimpse of a biking-clad woman on Miami Beach.

Once you've entered your trip details into Google Maps, you can simply press "start" when you're en route.

Google has been testing out the feature among a small group of users, with plans to launch it 'soon, ' TechCrunch reports.

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