As part of a new Google Maps feature update, which is thought to be launching soon, Google is adding a tool that allows users to share their real time location.
This will mean friends and family will able to see exactly where they are at any specific time.
These updates should be provided in feeds by transit partners.
There’s a world of places around you waiting to be explored. Browse nearby restaurants, find one you like, take a peek inside, and even book a reservation — all from inside Google Maps.Your feed needs to be available on a location where we can fetch it periodically.The updates in the feed will be immediately processed as Live Transit Updates information.Live Transit Updates is a service providing real-time transit updates to users of Google Maps and Google Maps for mobile.These updates include live departure and arrival times to transit stations, as well as service alerts.The feature is made possible via the GPS that's included in all modern smartphones - which can pinpoint a position to within a few metres.