Can I get a seat on the train? Google Maps crowding predictions expand

Euronews | Jul 26, 2021 at 3:03 PM
  • Google Maps will tell travellers in more areas how busy their public transport is as more commuters look to stay COVID safe, the search giant announced.
  • The real-time information that Google Maps displays in New York and Sydney is sourced from technology developed by the transportation agencies themselves.
  • In the case of the LIRR, data from sensors that track movements in and out of carriage doors or the total weight of a train’s seating cabin provide a real-time estimate of how many seats are occupied in any given carriage.