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Google Maps wants to make your commute less taxing (and more musical)

Google Maps wants to make your commute less taxing (and more musical)
[Photo: Luca Bravo/Unsplash]

At first blush, using Google Maps to navigate your way to work and back might sound unneccessary: It’s probably the single route you know most intimately. But Google is giving its Android and iOS mappings app a bunch of features designed for commuters. They include:

  • A new tab with live information about delays that might impact your trip.
  • A mixed-mode feature that helps you plan multiple legs of a trip: driving, public transportation, and walking.
  • The real-time location of buses and trains plotted on a map (in 80 cities) and a heads-up about how crowded they are (in Sydney, with more locales to come).
  • Integration with Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music, which lets you control music and podcasts within Maps rather than shuttling off to another app.
[Image: courtesy of Google]
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