Android Police just discovered a cool new Google Now feature: when you’re taking public transportation, you can set an alarm to make sure you don’t sleep through your stop. No more waking up stranded at the end of the line! Apparently, you just open Google Now while you’re on the train or bus, and it’ll offer to activate an alarm when you get near a saved location, like your home or work. Sounds handyâ€”at least if Google Now includes transit info for your town.
It’s Saturday night. You’ve spent the last six hours partaking of the fruit of the vine in pleasant company (read: you’re so drunk that your date is getting a contact buzz). Being the public-minded and responsible drinker you are, you elect to take the bus home. All seventeen stops. After a night out with your friends Morgan, Daniels, and Cuervo, it’s difficult to stay awake on the rolling bus. You miss your stop and end up so far from home that you might as well stay on the bus and wait to get off in the morning. If this situation sounds familiar to you, you’ll love the newest feature added to Google Now on Android. If you open Google Now when you’re using public transportation, it may offer an integrated alarm for saved locations like home and work. The alarm knows where and approximately when you should exit – just tap it, and it will alert you before you get there, overcoming the drinking you did earlier in the evening (or previous evening) and saving you a missed stop.