Google Maps Now Tracks BART in Real-Time
|BART riders, kneel before Google|
The Google Mapping device is limited to six cities, including San Francisco, Portland, Boston, San Diego, Madrid, Spain, and Turin, Italy. The new technology is available on the computer, Android phones, and Smartphone HTML5-enabled browsers.
"All of the millions of users of Google Maps can use it for directions as they normally would, but now they can have up-to-date, real-time information," said Martha Welsh, a strategic partner development manager for Google.
Sorry, Muni riders, you're still screwed. Right now, the real-time tracking only works for BART riders. Yep, that means all other transit users are still stuck with the often incorrect departure times that have been on Google Maps since 2007. But rest assured, Welsh says Google looks forward to expanding the technology to other transit agencies.
To see how it works, watch the video below: