Avoid traffic jams with Google Maps on Android

Summary:The navigation in Google Maps for Android just got better as it will now automatically route you around adverse traffic conditions in areas where traffic conditions are tracked.

The navigation in Google Maps for Android just got better as it will now automatically route you around adverse traffic conditions in areas where traffic conditions are tracked. The Google Mobile Blog details how Maps now uses both real-time and historical traffic data to automatically provide the fastest navigation route given driving conditions.

Google Maps has provided a layer of traffic conditions on maps for a while, but this is the first time the information has been used in devising navigation routes. The new feature is active in North America and Europe only.

Topics: Google

About

James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.