Google Maps will now automatically provide users with real-time commute info and more, courtesy of an update to the Android app. Google’s goal with Maps is to simplify life, and this addition provides assistance with the most usual needs. With a quick swipe up from the Maps home screen, users can quickly find suggestions for local businesses, traffic info, and the latest on public transit.
The Places tab provides handy suggestions for nearby restaurants, as well as the ability to quickly search for other businesses. Real-time traffic info is available under the Driving tab, which can display ETAs to home, work, and other destinations, based on the current traffic. For those who aren’t driving, the Transit tab can recommend buses or trains, with ETAs and schedules to help you reach your destination in time.
This update is now rolling out, so have patience and you’ll see it soon.