Although the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus is still not fully controlled globally, people’s daily work is still inevitable. The good news is that Google has just introduced new features for the Android and iOS versions of the Maps app so users can stay informed. “When you find a bus route that may be affected by COVID-19, Google alerts you to alert information from local transportation agencies,” the search giant wrote in a blog post.
It is reported that the “transit alert” function will be in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and other regions.
However, google maps does not show the location and restrictions of COVID-19 checkpoints on your route during the self-driving process, which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico.
When users search for medical facilities or COVID-19 screening points, Google alerts users to eligibility and facility guidelines.
The Medical Center Alert will be available in the U.S., South Korea, Israel, the Philippines, and Indonesia, while the Detection Center Alert feature will be available in the U.S.
Finally, Google Maps updated a feature update for public transport users worldwide, providing information including temperature, accessibility, in-flight security, and designated female priority areas in the transit system.
Users can now easily view the history of bus stops busy and idle to better plan their journeys.