Google Offers Real-Time Traffic Info for Cell Phones
Have you ever wished there was an easy way to get quick information about traffic jams? Listening to the radio to learn about them is so...innefective, so why not use your cell phone to do it instead?
Google is adding another weapon to the driver's arsenal with the launch of a new Google Maps for Mobile feature that provides real-time traffic information. Users can find a destination using Google Maps on their cell phones and then select the new "show traffic" option. The map is then highlighted depending on traffic conditions: red for traffic jams, yellow or orange for some congestion, and green for little or no traffic. (Source: arstechnica)
If you want to use this service, you'll need to
- Live in one of the 30 supported US metropolitan areas
- Have a cell phone that is compatible with the service