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Is your bus or train crowded? Google Maps alerts you in advance


Google Maps has been warning users of the frequentation rate in public transport since 2019 in 200 cities. A device that he intends to extend in a hundred countries, announced Google on his blog Wednesday, July 21. The service concerns all those who take the bus, train, tram or metro. Important information as the world faces Covid-19 and social distancing remains a crucial barrier gesture.

Thanks to user information

The device uses a prediction system fed by Artificial Intelligence and contributions from Google Maps users who can indicate the occupancy rate of their train in real time. The net giant also relies on trends for each line. With a history, they can be used to determine “the future levels of congestion of the public transport lines around the world”.

In Sydney and New York, Google Maps wants to go even further and be even more precise. It is currently testing a feature that allows the occupancy rate of each train set to be given in real time using information provided by local transport companies. Other cities will soon be affected.



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