Nokia's HERE Transit Gains LiveSight
Nokia today added LiveSight to its HERE Transit application in order to make public transportation stations easier to find. LiveSight uses the device's camera and augmented reality technology to overlay mapping, location, and other data on a live image through the camera viewfinder. LiveSight is already built into the base Nokia HERE Maps app, and is now part of Nokia HERE Transit thanks to an update that's available today. Nokia also said that HERE Transit offers a wider array of traveling options. For example, travelers can choose between different train, bus, and other routes, as well as how many transfers they're willing to make to reach their destination. HERE Transit now runs in 52 countries and in 792 cities. It is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
Google Maps Will Now Tell You When to Get Off Your Bus or Train
Google has updated Maps for Android with a new feature meant to ensure people don't miss their stop when using public transportation, such as buses or trains. Google says the new tool supplies not only departure times and ETAs, but it can also alert people when it is time to get off a bus or train in order to make a transfer or arrive at their destination.
Google Maps Transit Navigation Adds Wheelchair-Compatible Routes
Google today updated Google Maps public transit navigation with support for wheelchairs. The company asked its Local Guides to begin adding wheelchair/accessibility data to Maps last fall.
Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions
Apple today announced that Apple Maps in iOS 9 will support transit information and directions. The update supports multi-modal trips, including walking, subway, and ferry segments.
Google Adds Real-Time Tabs to Google Maps for Android
Google today updated its Google Maps app for Android devices with new tab-based tools meant to help access real-time information with a single tap. Moving forward, three tabs appear at the bottom of Maps' home screen: places, driving, and transit.