Traffic avoidance feature is added to Google Maps Navigation
posted by John V. / Mar 07, 2011, 2:10 PM
Call it a long time coming, but we’re finally seeing traffic avoidance being implemented with Google Maps Navigation to offer users alternative routes for their travel. Android users will have the opportunity to choose from several different options in the event that the application determines that you’ll be colliding into traffic on your current route. Not only will it simply calculate the shortest and fastest options, but it’s working in real-time and makes the calculations based on historical traffic data.
So if you’re in possession of a device that has Google Maps Navigation, you can expect to check out the new feature today with maps for North America and Europe.
source: Google Mobile Blog via Phonescoop
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Most excellent. Would've been useful a couple of weeks ago when I was moving. But still, I expected they would do this. Next on my navigation wishlist are the ability to set waypoints, followed by the ability to plan a trip, save it, and bring it up later in a list of preset routes.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 3:02 PM 1
Sniggly, if you set up the route on google maps from a PC you can save it to "my maps" and it will be there for later. I haven't found a way to do it from the phone but I have several routes saved under "my maps". You can also do waypoints from the computer as well. I realize you may already know this because I know you're pretty knowledgeable but figured i'd throw it out there.
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 6:19 PM 0
Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011
My one and only wish would be for there do be different voices for the navigation. The original is soooo annoying
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 4:03 PM 0
Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009
If they were to offer different voices, I would want voices from all my favorite TV characters; like Mr. T, Archie Bunker, Rosco P. Coletrane, Smurfette and of course I gotta have Sondra from "227"!
posted on Mar 07, 2011, 7:04 PM 0
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