Thursday, March 1, 2007

Traffic on Google Maps


Google Maps just added real-time traffic data to their maps.  With a quick glance, you can tell which roads are congested.  To view this information while looking at a map or at driving directions, all you need to do is click on the "Traffic" button.


There are a couple of features that I would love to see added:


  1. When the returned driving directions use roads that are showing slow traffic, there should be an option to regenerate directions to avoid those roads.

  2. When viewing driving directions, there should be a "Notify of Traffic Problems" button.  When you click this button, you would be able to enter your cell phone number.  Now, if any of the roads included in the driving directions experiences a slow down, a text message would be sent to your cell phone, with that warning.


[via Google Operating System]