If you've taken public transit without ever missing your stop, you deserve a folk song mythologizing you through the ages. For the rest of us mortals, though, the bus can be a stressful, inefficient process resulting in a lot of apologies to loved ones. Sure, smart-phone navigation is magical, but Google Maps' transit-based directs have lagged a bit behind its other features.
That's why it's great news that in the next update, public transit will get some serious attention. Basically, the app will give you live guidance and interactive notifications in real time. If you're an Android user, the notifications will even appear on your lock screen. Best of all, you should be notified when you've reached your stop, according to a report from TechCrunch.