Google Maps Can Now Help You Avoid Crowded Public Transportation – Here’s How

Trains and buses are running at full capacity, but Google’s AI technology will help you bypass the crowds

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Google Maps is adding transit crowd predictions covering 10,000 transit systems in 100 countries, making it easier for you to tell how busy your train or subway line will be, even down to each car.

The transit predictions are based on AI technology, user feedback and location trends over time, the search giant said Wednesday. And in New York and Sydney, the crowdedness indicator goes down to a car-by-car level — so you’ll have an idea of which parts of the train to avoid.

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