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Avoid daily travel stress with Google Maps’ new commute tab

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Getting ready to leave for school or work can be hectic, especially when you have morning traffic or unpredictable public transit. So Google Maps launched a new feature to help you plan ahead and avoid delays. The new commute tab gives you live traffic and transit information that’s personalized to your daily trips.MAPS_Commute_Commute_tab_driving_immersive.gifCaption: A gif that shows a phone using the new commute tab on Google Maps.

With just a tap, you can see current travel times, live traffic information, alerts, and alternative routes. Even if your trip involves both driving and public transit, you can see details about every leg of your journey.

 

In 80 regions worldwide, you can see exactly where your train or bus is in real time on the map. Tap on the moving transit icon to see more details like direction and estimated arrival time. If you’re in Sydney, Australia, you can even see how crowded the transit vehicles are. MAPS_Commute_Spotify_integration_STATIC_1.max-1000x1000.pngCaption: An image that shows the new music controls on Google Maps.

We also built Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music controls right into Google Maps navigation, so you don’t have to switch between apps while on the go. Now, you can listen to the music or podcasts you love, uninterrupted.

 

To get the new commute tab, be sure to update to the latest version of Google Maps from the Play Store or App Store. If you don’t see it yet, you will get it soon! To learn how to set up your commute, visit the Help Center.

 

 

83 Comments
Level 7

@TiffanyL99  Looking for the update right now!!!!!

 

a big change to facilitate navigation, I must say that I love that the map becomes small in android !!!

Level 5

Es muy interesante, espero pronto poder usar esta actualización! Y es muy importante destacar que se preocupan por facilitar el uso al usuario.

Level 6

@TiffanyL99 Well... 80 regions are many! But I still don't have it here in Hamburg, Germany! Can we see anywhere what cities actually take advantage of this new live public transport feature?

Level 10

Hi @TiffanyL99

It's brilliant Google helpful feature to get back home or to go office. It's remind me the time for leave office or home and to go to my destination. 

Thanks for sharing with us 

Level 5

Woah.. exicted to try the future

Level 8

@TiffanyL99

Maps makes everyday commute so much more essier. I can't imagine how commuting used to be prior to Maps!

Level 8

Amazing feature. I used it the other day and also was able to play music via google music :)
This will definetly help the people who commute to work on daily basis and others too

Level 8

It's really useful features! Thank for sharing @TiffanyL99. Looking forward to having that features (esp. Transit ) in my country, Cambodia.

Level 2

No Spotify integration on Australian version

Level 3

wow! nice one here

Level 7

Hi @TiffanyL99 thank you for your guidance in this post about new feature on Google maps it is really very helpful all over the world.

Level 7

This new approach in google's apps for design with the new materia design is simply amazing. Looking forward to it also in Android Auto.

Level 7

This is a great achievement, thank you for this feature.

Level 10

I read about these new features in a forum a few days ago (not here ;-) ). So people there were wondering why Google combined the Music apps with Maps. Maybe you can give us some more insight on that. I assumed that people listen to music while they travel, so Google does not want them to leave their app. That would be ok for me,

Just the combo and their benefit is not really self-explaining. Maybe you can shed some more light on that...

Level 5

I love Google Maps since the very first time I had to use it to go from one place to another in Buenos Aires. Last time I used it to my complete satisfaction was to go from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata, 400 kms. Streets, routes, gas stations, restaurants, interesting places, everything!!! Good!

Level 3

looking forward for this update 

Level 8

cool features, i'm waiting for this updates.

Level 7
Maps is not improving it's evolving :)
Level 6

Hello. Yes, indeed Google Maps is evolving, expanding and improving. In many ways Google Maps is far superior to many GPS devices if you have mobile data on your phone. For example, I am able to use Google Maps to find directions to use while driving much easier than a GPS designed to work in vehicles. Google Maps just keeps on improving! 

Level 8

Help ful feature thank you @TiffanyL99 sharing with us...

Level 7

google is best that why people trust google most in naviagation can say google new changer first to develop mostly that why rated no 1 ,the new commute tab change the way we navigate we drive i think so

Loving the new features!! Well doen folks!

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This is exciting news @TiffanyL99! I definitely will be trying this new feature on my iPhone tomorrow.

 

Cheers,

Karen

Level 1

 Google makes life exciting. Over the period, I've learned a lot via Google, I wonder why we don't have Google study or Google education.

 

Level 6

The idea of Google Education or Google Study is intriguing. This market is extremely competitive and yet very important. How about Google Study for the Early Education market? Day cares, schools and nursery schools need good, reliable content. There are so many programs out there to choose from.

Jaipur

 

 

 

 

Level 1

I should give it a try. I used Waze which has the same feature, and it is always a good help to have a heads up on the traffic conditions

Level 8

I like this idea! Thanks for the information!

 

Really useful!

 

Kol

Level 8

Very nice tab " commute" @TiffanyL99

This year is transformal year of Maps 

Thanks for sharing this happy news.

Level 8

@TiffanyL99  This new feature is fantastic! 

I'm one of those people running towards the public transport every day and depending a lot on the timings. I'm currently using 3 different apps to compare times...

Level 9

Halo @TiffanyL99 terima kasih anda telah berbagi Tab baru yang bermanfaat dalam aktivitas sehari-hari. Salam sukses

Level 4
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Level 7

That's great @TiffanyL99, It will be very helpful to us. I'm very excited to try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

Level 9

Very nice feature, it will helps a lot. Thank you google, thank you @TiffanyL99 for share the update.

Level 10

@TiffanyL99 this is cool features enabled to beat the daily traffic chaos.. 

Kudos to Google team for coming up with these upgrades.

Level 6

هذا عظيم @ TiffanyL99 ، سيكون من المفيد جدا بالنسبة لنا.أنا متحمس جدا لمحاولة ذلك. شكرا للمشاركة. :)

 
Level 10

Thanks to share that great feature , and I m sure it will be helpful for millions people of the world.

Level 3

Thank you for sharing this post 

Level 10

Thanks for sharing valueable info.

Level 1

Je suis ravi de connaitre ce service et d' y participer

Michel

very useful features. Thank u google Maps.. :)

Level 7
Nice updates, but I still don't have Google Music controls option. Just Apple and Spotify. :( great post!
Level 8
C'est une fonctionalité qui nous sera d'une très grande utilité.
Level 6
I love that Maps has useful features plus music now. Also that the font is a bit larger and easier to read.

Hey dear!

Thanks for sharing with us. I will say its an awesome improvement. Kudos to google for trying to help our daily commute. And kudos to you too for sharing this amazing information.

Cheers

Level 8

google maps is getting better and better, great new featere. Especially musics to makes trip more enjoyable and easy to use.

I love the new feature to integrate this with apple music as it make music management much easier while following directions from maps. Good update from google. 

Level 2
Thanks for your time
Thanks for yourself 
Level 6

Very useful features

Level 1