Post Thumbnail

Apple's Maps app has been lacking one of the more important turn-by-turn directions features since its launch. Today at WWDC, Maps finally got transit directions. The new feature will offer directions for buses, trains, subways and ferries. The app will also surface nearby restaurants, shops and a...

June 8th 2015 at 1:52pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Public transportation info has been in Google Maps for quite some time, but today the feature is seeing some handy improvements. First, when you select a transit option in the app, you're served a a list of options that will not only show you the next bus or train, but how long you'll be playing C...

June 2nd 2015 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources, reports that Apple is potentially gearing up to release its updated Transit service -- the same one it nixed immediately before last year's WWDC event -- with iOS 9. Transit acts as an add-on layer to Apple's existing Maps program providing accurate navigation inst...

May 21st 2015 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Britain has several players in the fledgeling poop-bus industry, including one that literally shows people pooing, but a gauntlet has just been thrown by the town of Reading. Its very own cow manure-powered model, dubbed "Bus Hound," ran the track at nearly 77mph -- shattering the previous world m...

May 21st 2015 at 7:08am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

These days, it's all rush rush rush, isn't it? Our tiny digital assistants are becoming more crucial in getting our days running smoothly, and thanks to a new update to the Google Search Android app, Google Now just got a little bit smarter... at least when it comes to transit and transport. There...

August 13th 2014 at 6:45am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's a crapshoot: if you're descending into one of New York City's underground subway stations, you're probably going to drop a call. It's frustrating, but it'll be a little less likely soon. AT&T has expanded its contract with Transit Wireless to bring voice and data services to "as many as 2...

April 10th 2014 at 12:53am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and AT&T announced the winners of the 2013 App Quest challenge this week. The challenge was designed to highlight the best mobile apps for the millions of MTA customers who tote up to an impressive 2.6 billion trips each year on the MTA's b...

September 27th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When it rains, it pours. As anyone who takes Big Apple public transit can tell you, the days of the brief underground reprieve from wireless are mostly behind us -- in many parts of Manhattan, at least. But if you doubted that the rest of the 100-year-old transit system would be getting some love,...

July 24th 2013 at 9:08am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When tech giants buy developers, they frequently let app support fall by the wayside -- and Apple is continuing that trend following its acquisition of HopStop. Windows Phone users can no longer download or run their version of the HopStop app. Instead, the developer is asking them to use the mobi...

July 22nd 2013 at 11:34am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Self-driving cars are nothing new: Google, Lexus and Audi have all showcased the technology in prototype form before. But these autonomous vehicles are all designed to operate on public roads and handle unforeseen obstacles using advanced sensors like LIDAR. What about cars operating in a controll...

June 17th 2013 at 9:34am 0 Comments