July 26, 2006

Google Mobile Maps adds Traffic


Got Google Mobile Maps? Google Mobile now has traffic reporting for you while on the go through your mobile phone. Google has had the mobile maps for a while now, but the recent update adds traffic in 30 major metro areas (they didn’t say which ones). The system allows you to pick a route, and Mobile Maps will trace the traffic enabled areas in green, yellow or red according to the severity of the traffic. They will even predict travel times based on the traffic flow. This is a pretty good step forward that I haven’t seen much on, but anyone who has been snarled in traffic can tell you it’s tough to know how long the back-up will last. Mobile Maps is free (except for the airtime charges to you), and works as a java program on your java enabled, gps, mobile, phone.

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Posted by Scott Martin at July 26, 2006 8:16 AM

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