Google Maps for mobile and desktop now tell you when your ride is actually going to arrive with new live transit updates.
“We partnered with transit agencies to integrate live transit data in four U.S. cities and two European cities: Boston, Portland, Ore., San Diego, San Francisco, Madrid and Turin,” stated Google.
When you click on a transit station or plan a transit route with Google Maps and there are delays or alerts related to your trip, you’ll now see “live departure times” (indicated with a special icon) and service alerts.
Here’re some screenshot of the latest update, and watch the video embedded below for the run down of new features:
You can get live transit updates in the latest version of Google Maps for mobile (requires Android 1.6+), as well as Google Maps on all supported desktop and mobile browsers.
[Source: Google Mobile Blog]