Google Transit Navigation hits Android

New Maps update brings public transport mode

New offering works in hundreds of cities across the world.

Google has just rolled out a new version of its Maps app for Android. While that in itself might not set too many hearts racing, it does bring a cool new feature to the mix: Transit Navigation.

This new offering is made for public transport users and couldn’t be easier to get to grips with. Just dive into the maps app, tap in your start point and destination, hit the transit icon and you’re good to go.

The app than tracks your route and even tells you where your bus or train is and what stop to get off at. It works in the background while you tinker with your phone and will even vibrate when you’re getting close to your final stop.

Obviously, Transit Navigation will only work above ground, and while it’s good for 400 cities around the world, keep in mind that it’ll chew through stacks of data. One to use at home rather than abroad then. You can see more in the official video below.

Via Electronista