Google Maps has always helped to get from place to place, from walking, driving, or taking public transit. Transit journeys can be complicated–it involves multiple modes of transportation. For that, google is making accessible to way transit directions with biking and ridesharing options so anyone can travel with ease. As per google, individual needs to enter the required destination in the search box, tap on ‘Directions’ and then on the transit tab. From there, people can automatically see routes. In May 2019, Google added a new feature which made ordering food more efficient and incorporated a tool. It warns about crowded buses and trains in advance. It also added a bike-sharing feature.
The navigation app is introducing a new tool to plan complicated, multipart trips in advance. The latest innovation is known as Mixed Modes. It is rolling out under the app’s “Transit” tab in the upcoming weeks. “Mixed modes” is expected to show up on the transit tab and it will include cycling and ride-sharing options within the public transition. Public systems are the leading way to get around, and Google will let to choose biking, walking, and ride-sharing. The app will put together different options instead of manually searching. Also, people can get in detailed information regarding ride-sharing, like the cost of Uber or Lyft as well as the different types of rides, like a carpool or SUV. The app is likely to give info about the bus or train catching and expectation traffic on the way. Still individual can book an Uber or Lyft in its respective app.
The multi-modal is coming to the Google Maps app on iOS phones and Android devices as well as other devices soon, in 30 countries. Ride-sharing options are likely to be available in Brazil, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, India, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, Indonesia, and the US. Cycling routes coming up in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Spain, France, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and some US cities.