With the latest version of Google Maps on Android and iOS, users of the app will be able to receive notifications about whether their travels will be affected by any restrictions due to COVID-19, such as the requirement to wear a mask on public transport or if there are any checkpoints or restrictions on the driving distance.
"The transition from A to B can be very complicated these days. Due to COVID-19"It is increasingly important to know how many people may be at a train station at a given time or if the buses operate on limited routes," said Ramesh Nagarajan. company blog.
"Having this information before and during your trip is vital for employees to go safely to work and will become much more important to everyone as countries around the world begin to reopen."
Users who are in medical facilities or examination centers COVID-19 They will also receive alerts that remind them of the facility's safety instructions and will be able to verify the possibility of testing to avoid any rejection, says Google.
In addition, the company said that to help users avoid busy public transportation, users will be able to see rush hours when a station is historically more or less busy. Users will have access to live data that shows how busy a station is compared to normal levels.
The data will be aggregated and anonymous according to the company and will be used by local and state governments or by websites to feed the new features.
Notices will initially be released in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and Thailand.