Google uses artificial intelligence to improve Google 's ability Maps to help commuters estimate how busy public transport is on their commute to work.
Google is currently testing new traffic prediction technology in New York and Sydney "at the wagon level, which will attempt to show the status of each wagon in real time on Google Maps.
This feature is based on data from transport operators, and aims to be deploy to other cities nextement, according to Google .
Anticipate rush hour with AI
Google also extends public transport congestion forecast in Google Maps at more than 10,000 transport agencies in 100 countries. Google Maps users should be able to tell if their line is "likely to have a lot of free seats, to reach full capacity, or to fall in between," Google notes.
Google introduced crowdsourcing predictions on public transport in mid-2019, well before trips to the office stopped, in March 2020. And the functionality is perhaps even more relevant now.
The predictions soIt's based on Google AI models, crowdsourced data from Google Maps users, and historical location trends that Google uses to predict future levels of congestion on transit lines around the world. br>
Focus on commuting habits
Since the organization of work in a hybrid way is expected to disrupt commuting habits during peak hours, the functionality Google Maps could be useful in helping workers choose their best times to travel.
The new "Timeline Insights " tab in Google Maps also aims to help people be selective about where to go. how and where they spend their time. Android users should turn on location history to see the new Timeline Insights tab, which provides monthly trends on travel habits, including distance and time.The time that a person has traveled by car, plane or on foot. It also shows the time spent in places such as shops, airports and restaurants.
Finally, Google encourages Maps users to write more reviews of local businesses than they do. have visited. After leaving a restaurant review, users will be prompted to share useful information, like price ranges or whether it's a take-out or delivery. This feature is available for all restaurants in the United States on Android, and will soon be available on iOS.