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Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data for the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area, and for the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario directly across the Detroit River, enabling users in both cities and certain suburbs to navigate using public transportation such as buses and trains.

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In the Metro Detroit area, Apple Maps routing supports DDOT and SMART buses, the Detroit People Mover, the Michigan Flyer, and Amtrak. Limited navigation extends to a number of Detroit suburbs in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties, including Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, and Warren.

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In the Windsor, Ontario area, Apple Maps routing supports Transit Windsor buses. Navigation extends to immediate suburbs in Essex County such as Tecumseh, Ontario. Tunnel Bus routing is also available for cross-border trips between Windsor and select locations in the Metro Detroit area.

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Apple introduced Transit in Maps as part of iOS 9 in select cities around the world, including Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and over 300 cities in China. The feature has its own tab in Apple Maps on iOS 10 for entering directions.

Transit continues to expand to several other cities, including Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Melbourne, Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Montréal, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Portland, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria.

(Thanks, Bernd and David!)

Article Link: Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions in Detroit and Windsor
 

akasian

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Is Phoenix, the 6th largest city in the USA ever going to get transit support?? I feel like I've been waiting forever. It's this kinda thing that makes me look at Google solutions more seriously.
 
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Madmic23

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People visit Detroit?

Apple Maps is still less accurate than Google Maps, so probably will never "switch" to it.

I've always been a Google Maps user, but the last time I needed directions, I accidentally used Apple Maps, and was pleasantly surprised by it. They've really improved the interface and the directions over the past few years.

The first time I used Apple Map (when it first came out in 2012) I asked Siri for directions to Dave & Busters and I was directed to a literal hole in the ground. Like, a brand new construction site on the outskirts of the city. I gave up on Apple Maps for a few years after that.
 
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Creek0512

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Is Phoenix, the 6th largest city in the USA ever going to get transit support?? I feel like I've been waiting forever. It's this kinda thing that makes me look at Google solutions more seriously.
But it's not in the top 50 in transit ridership.
 

B4U

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Transit in Detroit?
Who are we kidding now?
The only public transportation is the poorly routed smart bus where the routes are intentionally directed to avoid the high end shopping malls.
 

truthertech

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People visit Detroit?

Apple Maps is still less accurate than Google Maps, so probably will never "switch" to it.


Accuracy is the same. I use both to test against Apple progress. Google has a few benefits like lane assist, but remember that they keep records of every where you drive and link it to you Google master file so if you care about privacy Apple Maps is clear winner
 
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OriginalStix

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I've always been a Google Maps user, but the last time I needed directions, I accidentally used Apple Maps, and was pleasantly surprised by it. They've really improved the interface and the directions over the past few years.

The first time I used Apple Map (when it first came out in 2012) I asked Siri for directions to Dave & Busters and I was directed to a literal hole in the ground. Like, a brand new construction site on the outskirts of the city. I gave up on Apple Maps for a few years after that.

I think that's more of a slip on Dave and busters for prematurely registering their business. Happened to me on google maps with tropical smoothie cafe before.
 

ThisBougieLife

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Accuracy is the same. I use both to test against Apple progress. Google has a few benefits like lane assist, but remember that they keep records of every where you drive and link it to you Google master file so if you care about privacy Apple Maps is clear winner

I don't generally use navigation features so it's not a big deal to me. But I still find Google is more accurate. Apple Maps shows streets going through that don't, it doesn't label private roads properly, it's shown a windy road with many curves as a straight line, etc. it's stuff like that that make me see Google as more accurate and detailed.
 

grigby1

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People visit Detroit?

Apple Maps is still less accurate than Google Maps, so probably will never "switch" to it.

Yes, people visit Detroit --- http://www.freep.com/story/news/loc...troit-food-city-national-geographic/96659152/

And....https://www.google.com/amp/www.mliv...roit_among_top_10_in_new_yo.amp?client=safari

And...http://www.freep.com/story/news/loc...9/26/detroit-job-market-millennials/91110780/

Enough Detroit bashing if you have never been there.
 
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