Google adds real-time traffic re-routing to its nav app

By on March 9, 2011
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It still won’t work for Sharjah, we believe.

Google said on their blog yesterday that they have rolled out a major update for its Google Maps Navigation app. The update adds real-time traffic re-routing for Android users, helping them dodge daily traffic on-the-fly.

The app will now automatically change routes as it detects slow moving traffic on the way to your selected destination. Google has added new routing algorithms to help the process, taking both current and historical traffic data into consideration. If you are living in US and Europe, the app will also use real-time information to decide the new route to be taken. Previously, Google Maps would only take the fastest route into consideration, driving you straight into traffic because every other navigator thought of the same thing as well.

However, we still don’t think it work in Sharjah. The unquie-ity of this place is that no matter which route you take, at any time of the day, you will never, ever be without your thousands or so buddies on the road. It’s such a wonderful place.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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