Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google Maps typical traffic expands to regular roads

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Mon April 2, 2012

Google Maps now covers more traffic conditions

Google Maps on Monday answered a frequent call to widen the coverage of its typical traffic layer. Previously limited to highways and other main routes, it now includes "arterial" roads, or larger main streets often connected to or otherwise near the highways. Google Maps Android users can still voluntarily contribute periodic location updates to help improve the data themselves.

Typical traffic lets users see conditions based on a particular day of the week and time to avoid rush hour or other exceptional factors by taking alternate routes.

The new data should be accessible both on the web and on any device that supports the traffic layer. Coverage is worldwide and doesn't require any intervention, although Google hasn't said if or when live traffic might be available for more areas.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News