Rumor: Apple looking to integrate public transit information into Maps

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Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2015, 07:12
Category: iOS, Rumor, Software


Apple Maps could be reborn with mass transit directions built in.

New rumors have stated that Apple could introduce bus, subway, and train route navigation to Apple Maps.

The rumors have focused on larger icons for mass transit facilities along with a Transit view alongside the Standard, Hybrid, and Satellite/Flyover views, and a trip-planning feature. Apple is also reportedly using autonomous robots to map out large buildings, a feature that may or may not be part of iOS 9 Apple Maps.

Apple has apparently been working on acquiring assets that would allow Maps to coordinate around mass transit systems for a few years now. The company was rumored to be launching this at 2014 at WWDC, although this feature may not have been ready to go live at that time. Since then, Apple has added additional cities and data to its Maps structure.

The company is rumored to be going live with the service this year.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and 9to5Mac

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One Response to “Rumor: Apple looking to integrate public transit information into Maps”

  1. This is why they bought Embark.