The traffic data is the best way to explore what’s going on roads, allowing you to see current traffic conditions and also gives you estimated travel time. Google has announced that it is expanding live traffic coverage to include 7 new regions in 7 new countries: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Romania and South Africa.
Aside from these new additions, the company has also improved and expanded coverage to more roads in 19 countries and regions, where traffic data is already available; the countries include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UK.
Here’s what the team had to say about it:
For our new users, you can check traffic conditions by visiting maps.google.com and clicking on the traffic layer in the widget on the upper right-hand side of the map. This useful traffic information is also available on Google Maps for Mobile devices and Google Maps Navigation.
If the roads you are traveling do not yet show traffic information, don’t despair. You can help your fellow drivers and improve traffic data by using Google Navigation or Google Maps for Mobile while traveling.
We hope the traffic feature in Google Maps will help more users around the globe to save time and patience by planning their trips accordingly.