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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Google Maps Adds Real-Time Traffic Info

New York, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta and more... Google Maps now displays live traffic data for about 60 US cities. This functionality has been available on Google Maps for Mobile since July, but it’s now available in many languages on the standard version.

The official Google Blog explains what the colors mean, although the Google Operating System blog seems to be more accurate:

When you’re viewing an area on Google Maps where traffic information is available, a traffic light is displayed. And there’s also a new button labeled “Traffic”.

Google’s not the first to add live traffic to its maps; Yahoo! and Microsoft have already been doing that for a while now.

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