Is it this stop? Oh snap, it WAS that stop! Off we go on a one hour joyride around the city. Too bad we only had 10 minutes to spare. Sound familiar? All around the world, mass transit provides the cheapest and most efficient options for getting around, but it’s not always easy. Fortunately, thanks to expanding global mobile coverage and a handy new trick from Google, you may never miss a stop again. Maybe.
In addition to increased clarity as to “which” line, or platform, Google will now give you real time journey updates. You’ll get things like “your train is departing from Platform 2”. But you’ll also get notifications when it’s time to get off, ensuring that you don’t miss your stop. If there’s a mic drop moment in travel this year, it just may be that single enhancement.