Google Maps Expands Real-Time Bikesharing Info to 23 More Cities

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    Google Maps this week expanded real-time bikesharing information to 23 additional cities in 16 countries around the world.

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    In addition to New York City, the feature is now available in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New Taipei City, Rio de Janeiro, the San Francisco Bay Area, São Paulo, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, and Zurich.

    In these cities, users can now locate bikeshare stations and pinpoint how many bikes are available near them in the Google Maps app for iOS or Android. Users can also find out whether there are empty spaces at bikesharing stations.

    The feature is powered by real-time transit data company Ito World.

    Article Link: Google Maps Expands Real-Time Bikesharing Info to 23 More Cities
     
  2. nvmls macrumors 6502a

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    Meanwhile Maps added "street-view" to parts of California.
     
  3. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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    Meanwhile Google mines your data and sells it
     
  4. Mike MA macrumors 68020

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    Guess this is modern lottery once ones own city will be included.
     
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    Apple doesn’t? Don’t be so inocent, they may not sell your data but they definitely use it for many purposes. They left the ad industry a few years ago, otherwise they would also use it for that.
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    I use Apple Maps more and more nowadays, although it is pretty useless outside of the US, it is also terrible even in some parts of the US too, but well...

    I hope Apple took a closer look at what makes Google Maps so powerful, updated bus routes, better satellite view, better street view, markers/pins handling, predetermined views, OFFLINE MAPS (this one is huge for me), and the list could go on. Some features are not due to Google Maps being on the market longer, they can be implemented easily and even learn from their competitor.
     
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    This is cool! Hey, Apple Maps? ;)
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    So what? Google knows where you shop, big deal. In return it gives you nice free products to use. It’s a fair exchange, imo.
     
  9. nvmls macrumors 6502a

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    So does Apple, your ISP and phone carrier. You even pay them to.
     
  10. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    And you're concerned because?
     
  11. WBRacing macrumors 65816

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    They're not, clearly, because they're on the internet, posting on a globally public forum etc.. Better not mention CCTV to them, or indeed cookies. I bet they've "never ever" used any Google service, ever... :rolleyes:

    Probably were just chasing down a few post likes.
     
  12. -Maxim- macrumors regular

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    Was happy to read about that, but when I checked the stations for Hamburg, Germany, I noticed that
    • not all stations are shown. Selection of stations included seems to be random.
    • Instead of showing how many bikes are available, it just says "Bikes generally available".
    Well, nice try. Since we have to use the "StadtRAD" app anyway to rent the bikes, we can just use said app to check availability at the stations in question.
     

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