Google Maps gets real time traffic information

Google Maps gets real time traffic information

Summary: A brand new feature on Google Maps lets you see a visual representations of traffic in some major US cities.  Green is ideal traffic conditions, yellow means there may be some delays, and red means you should probably expect stop and go traffic.

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A brand new feature on Google Maps lets you see a visual representations of traffic in some major US cities.  Green is ideal traffic conditions, yellow means there may be some delays, and red means you should probably expect stop and go traffic.

 

Imagine this feature available in a GPS navigation unit with wifi or 3G connectivity in your vehicle -- that would be cool. 

Topic: Google

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  • Google Maps Traffic?

    I saw soemthing on Discovery Channel saying in Sweeden, they use people's cell phones to track and determine traffic speeds and congestion. They said that it works our really well considering they have an adequate sample size, and all information from users is annonymous. Not sure if Google is using this technology, but it sure seems cool.

    Big Brother is watching you.


    Anyways, supposedly this feathure has been available for GMM for a while now - - - - unfortunelaty i'm a tool and can't install this app on my Rogers d807x phone :(
    flyingmetalspatula
  • Google catching up with Windows Live Local

    Windows Live Local had this feature since the past 4-5 months already. Googd to see Google catching up with Microsoft for once, the other way arounf seems to be the norm lately.

    Competition is good, lets see who come up with more news exciting features.
    TrueSpeak