GOOGLE today launches a service which links London transport information with its Maps application, giving users quick access to the best route to their destination.
“Let’s say you’re at Trafalgar Square, and you want to visit Madame Tussauds. With a simple directions search, you’ll see all the possible public transport connections,” said Google’s This van As on his official company blog.
There’s even more travel help for those using Google Maps on a mobile phone.
“When you’e on mobile, Maps uses your current location to determine the best trip to your destination,” added van As.
And for those with an Android-equipped mobile, Maps gives a nudge when it comes to changing buses or trains.
“You’ll get alerts when it’s time to get off the bus or train at your destination or to make a transfer,” said van As.
The information used by Google Maps for its new scheme is supplied by Transport for London.