September 12, 2021
Google Maps Commute tab

Now, Google Maps helps People Better Plan their Way to Work and Beyond

The new Google Maps Commute tab will come in handy for people trying to get to and from work, even around town or out of the city…

Google Maps becomes more invaluable all the time. Not only is it by far the most accurate. It’s also jam-packed with tools to help people find their way around. It boasts stops along the way for those short and long road trips. A nifty feature which allows users to share their locations as they travel. And, even helps people plan group events.

New Google Maps Commute Tab Introduced

Now, Google Maps does even more. (That is, besides suggesting nearby parking spots.) Today, the search giant introduced a new Google Maps Commute tab to reduce travel times:

“Why are commutes so stressful? They’re unpredictable and long. Commute data in 25 North American cities tells us daily commute times during rush hour traffic can be up to 60 percent longer than what you expect when you start your drive—resulting in a lot of stress, missed meetings, and skipped breakfasts. According to historical Google Maps data, people in North America spend a full day per month commuting—which almost adds up to a two-week vacation each year. Plus, a bad commute can negatively impact the rest of your day, long after the actual commute is over.”

It provides easy-to-see live traffic and transit information. Plus, it even boasts Android notifications when delays occur or disruptions happen along the way. The new Google Maps Commute tab even works with mixed-mode commutes — those who use a combination of methods to get to and from work. Any delays, departure times, and walks are all factored into its ETA.

Additionally, with the new tool, Google has added Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music to its Maps app. Although, it’s dissing Amazon, due to their long-running disputes.

The new feature is now rolling out to 80 cities across the globe, which include Sydney Australia and New South Wales. 

William Boleys

Will is an experienced freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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