Finally Google will use it’s data to steer Android users away from traffic. The application will automatically recalculate the route around traffic using current and historical data. The new optimized traffic router for Google Maps Navigation is really just an combination of previously successful technologies. Google Maps have already been able to visualize current traffic levels. In fact this service is already working in the most popular GPS applications like TomTom from many years. The obvious advantage of Google service is that it’s free and available to every Android user with access to the internet. The company said the new feature is being added in Europe and North America in places where it has both turn-by-turn and real-time traffic data. It added that it can’t guarantee it will always be right.
Watch a preview of the new functionality: