Google Now can tell you to get off buses and trains at your stop

A new alarm feature integrated into Google's digital assistant for Android devices, Google Now, is reportedly able to alert you to get off public transport at the stop nearest to your destination.

According to Android Police, the feature does not integrate with the standard alarm feature in Android available through the Clock app. Instead, it is controlled exclusively by Google Now.

The option to set the alarm appears when the app knows you are on public transport and where your destination is. Tapping the alarm sets it to notify you shortly before you reach the most appropriate stop on your route for where you are headed.

The app can even work out approximately when you should arrive at the stop so the alarms sound with a decent amount of accuracy. The feature will be available in all of the countries where Google Now is aware of the public transport networks including the US, UK and most European countries.

Small features like these are what make voice-controlled digital assistants such as Google Now, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana so enticing. It is a little touch but one that could help you from missing your bus stop if you are feeling a bit tired after a late night out. Your Android phone should be able to pick up the update through the Play Store now if it is available to you and iOS devices with Google Now should also get the feature.

Source and image: Android Police

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