Google Maps will soon feature an all-new Commute tab that provides one-tap access to live traffic and transit information.
The new tab will tell you if your commute is going to be a normal one, or if you'll need to budget extra time due to things like an accident or heavy traffic. Google is introducing support for mixed-mode commutes that involve both driving and public transit, with helpful information along each leg of the trip.
In addition, transit riders in 80 regions worldwide will be able to see exactly where their bus or train is in real time on the map. Starting in Sydney, Australia, Google Maps will also indicate how full the next bus or train is. Google says the latter feature will be coming to more cities around the globe soon.
Last, Google says it is making Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music playback controls accessible within Google Maps.
The new features will start rolling out globally on iOS and Android this week.