Google Maps adds traffic detour support

Announced today, Google has added yet another marvelous feature to it’s already insanely popular Google Maps app for Android: Google Maps Navigation rerouting based on current and historical traffic conditions.

You’ve always been able to change your directions based on things like taking the shortest route or the highway only, and change your mode of travel to driving, public transit, waking, or bicycling, but this is the first time traffic has been included into navigation algorithms in order to give you a smoother ride.

To use the new traffic included Google Maps in North America and Europe, simply “start Navigation like you normally would, either from the Navigation app or from within Google Maps.” That’s all there is too it.

If you happen to live in a busy city, be sure to share your experiences with the new navigation in the comments below.

Via Google

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