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Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Hungary, enabling iPhone users to navigate with public transportation directions in Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Gyor, Pécs, and other regions of the country.

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In the Budapest metropolitan area, supported vehicles include the Budapest Metro, BKV buses and trams, and BHÉV trains.

MÁV-START trains are also supported throughout Hungary for long-distance routes, such as between Budapest and Debrecen.

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Apple Maps gained a Transit tab in iOS 9. The feature lags several years behind Google Maps, but Apple's public transportation support is exhaustive, mapping all station entrances and listing departure times. Apple Maps also provides detailed advisories about service interruptions and other changes.

At launch, the feature was limited to Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and over 300 cities in China. Since then, Apple has been working to expand support for public transportation to other cities around the world.

For a regularly updated list of cities with Apple Maps transit, visit the iOS Feature Availability page on Apple's website.

Article Link: Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Hungary
 
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rictus007

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So you find a place to eat goulash ... without going to the wrong place (this actually happen to me)
 

pratikindia

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Till now, no direction or transit is available in India. Apple need to be fast. They are so slow.
 

kajoob

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Google Maps has had Street View for over a decade now.

Apple Maps now has transit directions in Hungary.
 

DingeZ

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Till now, no direction or transit is available in India. Apple need to be fast. They are so slow.
Well, there seems to be no evidence that Apple is working on India right now. I wonder though, how difficult would it be to get reliable timetabling data and routes for transit in India? The main reason the whole of the Netherlands is covered tight now and not only Amsterdam, is because there is a singel corporation that provides the data for all transit in the Netherlands. Maybe that the Indian Railways is doable, but if every little company needs to provide their own timetable manually, it would be a nightmare trying to implementing that.
 
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Creek0512

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Apple, just back out of the Maps game. Google has it covered.
Does Google have it covered? How many years has Google had transit directions for Paris, and yet they still don't know the correct location for Châtelet–Les Halles, one of the busiest station in the city. Apple has mapped the station's whole footprint and the precise locations of every entrance and exit.

Now someone will probably try to explain how actually knowing where the stations are and how to get into and out of them isn't actually important.
 
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EdT

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Well, there seems to be no evidence that Apple is working on India right now. I wonder though, how difficult would it be to get reliable timetabling data and routes for transit in India? The main reason the whole of the Netherlands is covered tight now and not only Amsterdam, is because there is a singel corporation that provides the data for all transit in the Netherlands. Maybe that the Indian Railways is doable, but if every little company needs to provide their own timetable manually, it would be a nightmare trying to implementing that.
And keep it reliably updated as schedules change. This is the reason that the US is taking so long...every town and city has its own independent organization running the service. In the US alone that means hundreds, maybe thousands of different entities to deal with. And especially for smaller locations it probably means extra cost because of the need to coordinate changes with Apple.
 
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