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This Google Maps update could be a day saver for sleepy commuters

Whether you’re prone to a little nap on your morning commute, or are exploring a new city and not sure when to disembark, this forthcoming Google Maps update is great news.

TechCrunch reports, Google is planning to help travellers with push notifications when they’re approaching their stop.

The notification, which will appear on the lock screen and within the maps app, will let you know you need to get off at the next public transport stop.

Once you’ve entered your trip details into Google Maps, you can simply press “start” when you’re en route.

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The report also points out the lock screen notifications are interactive, making it possible to scan through the directions rather than have to enter the app.

This will save nervous explorers from having to track their progress on the app during their journey.

It’s not certain when Google will roll out these changes to the Maps app for iOS and Android apps. Today’s report says Google may also be testing it outside of its ‘trusted tester community.’

Bikini-clad shocker

In other pressing Google Maps news, over at the Express, there’s a report of Street View catching a glimpse of a bikini-clad woman on Miami Beach. In other news, dog heard barking and bear defecates in woods.

Miami Maps

The photo is a little strange. Unless they’re twins it appears as if the camera has captured the same person twice.

Have you spotted anything genuinely strange on Google Maps? Drop us a line @ TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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