Google Maps – Now Get Real Time Traffic Updates on Google Maps
Do you travel a lot? Do you enjoy exploring new places and cities? Then you must be a fan of Google Maps. Even if you are not travelling in any other city chances are there that you would be using Google Maps to find directions in your own city. I do it on a regular basis and I am extremely happy with my experience with Google Maps. As an obsessed Google fan I always look forward that all my favourite services will come up with something new and Google never disappoints. Google Maps is not an exception. It has been showing directions to us for a long time but now it will also tell us real time traffic conditions on any specific route.
“The previous traffic feature that was removed from Google Maps last summer provided users with the worst-case traffic scenario based on historic traffic data — e.g. ‘up to 50 minutes in traffic.’” a Google spokesperson told Mashable. “That feature was removed because we wanted to improve the freshness of the data. The feature that we’re introducing on Google Maps today works differently and serves a different purpose. The new time-in-traffic feature provides users with the ability to check current traffic conditions and estimates the length of travel time based on constantly refreshed data.”
There seems to be some flaws in this approach. Suppose you are sitting in a coffee shop which is quite famous and which is on main road. You are enjoying your coffee and playing with your Smartphone. Your GPS is on and your location is recorded. Well, there could be many more people sitting in the same coffee shop with their GPS on. They are not driving and the road on which Coffee Shop is situated might be empty. Still the current approach of maps might show a heavy traffic on the road. It’s just a possibility and this idea is still in its early stage. I am pretty sure that Google will keep on improving this idea and remove any possible flaws.