Google Now offers great features for anyone getting around, serving up flight info, navigation details and public transit data. Google recently beefed up Google Now’s public transportation abilities with a feature that I’m sure riders of busses and trains will love.
As spotted by Android Police, Google Now can recognize when you’re riding public transportation and recognize where your home and work locations are. It can then sometimes show you when and where you need to get off and offer to set an alarm that’ll go off when you get near your stop.
Google Now has steadily been gaining new features ever since its introduction, and while things like weather and package tracking cards are features that most everyone can use, Google also adds goodies for more specific use cases. Just like the parking location reminder, this new public transit alarm card serves a specific set of users, and I’m betting that a lot of those folks will find it pretty handy. After all, you don’t really ever hear anyone say that riding public transit is the most exciting thing that you’ll do all day.
Do you use Google Now to help you when riding public transit?