Patrick Garde

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Take control of your commute with Google Maps
by Ramesh Nagarajan
Group Product Manager, Google Maps
Published Oct 1, 2018

"If you’ve ever been stuck in a hot, crowded subway tunnel or caught in gridlocked traffic wishing that you could magically transport yourself to work, you know that commuting can be hard.

Why are commutes so stressful? They’re unpredictable and long. Commute data in 25 North American cities tells us daily commute times during rush hour traffic can be up to 60 percent longer than what you expect when you start your drive—resulting in a lot of stress, missed meetings, and skipped breakfasts. According to historical Google Maps data, people in North America spend a full day per month commuting—which almost adds up to a two-week vacation each year. Plus, a bad commute can negatively impact the rest of your day, long after the actual commute is over.

Today, we’re rolling out new features on Google Maps to help you take control of your daily commute— enabling you to plan ahead, prepare for the inevitable disruptions, and possibly avoid them altogether. Oh, and we’ll also help you have a bit of fun along the way. 👍
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mborgelt

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I think this feature is fantastic but it's unfortunate for some people because you have to enable web and app activity to use this feature. I have several clients and employees that don't like giving that kind of data to Google so I wonder if they will change it in the future.
 

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