Google has this morning confirmed a report from earlier this week, that Google Maps would begin notifying public transit users of their next stop – but only on Android for now.
When travelling on a bus or train, will let you track your departure times, ETA’s with a notification appearing through your journey to tell you when it’s time to get off, or transfer to another Bus or Train. The directions will also be able to be scrolled through, just like existing directions you get when following directions while driving, walking or biking.
Google has shown off what notifications for the new feature will look a little like – just note the use of Telstra as the carrier and Pirrama Road in Sydney in the directions, which is where the Google Australia HQ, the place where a goodly portion of the Google Maps project was and continues to be developed is located.
The feature is apparently live in Google Maps for Android now, to access it all you need to do is type in your destination, select transit directions, then choose your preferred route and press Start.