Google Maps Gives Live Traffic Updates To A Lot More CitiesBy: Chris Crum - August 7, 2012
Google is beefing up its live traffic feature of Google Maps. The company initially launched it in 2008, but the list of cities that actually could take advantage of the feature left a bit to be desired. For many, that changes now.
The company announced today that it is bringing the feature to 130 smaller cities across the United States, as well as the capitals of Columbia, Costa Rica and Panama. Now more people can see if traffic in their areas is moving fast, slowly, or somewhere in between.
You can access the feature from a web browser or Android:
Google says it has also improved and expanded coverage in countries like: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Back in June, Google expanded the feature into: Minsk, Belarus; Riga, Latvia; Tallin, Estonia; Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Bucharest, Romania; and Johannesburg, South Africa.
You can see areas with traffic data here.