Google today announced that it is expanding its traffic congestion forecast to more than 10,000 transportation agencies in 100 countries so that customers can better determine which transportation modes are saturated and even which merchants have more vacancies to provide.
In New York and Sydney, Google is launching a pilot project to allow map users to see real-time traffic congestion information. This feature is provided by the Long Island Railway Company and the New South Wales Department of Transportation.
Google is also updating its comment module to make it easier for Google Maps users to leave detailed comments. The comment interface will prompt users to add information, such as the price range or whether the restaurant offers takeaway or delivery.
For Android users, Google has added a new Timeline Insights tab, which aims to calculate and provide details such as the mode of transportation used by the user, the mileage of travel, and the time spent in different places such as shops, airports, and restaurants.
In addition, there is also a travel function on the Android system, allowing users to relive their past travel experiences by redisplaying the restaurants and hotels they have stayed in. There is no news about whether timeline insights or travel features will appear on iOS. These features require detailed location history.