Now, users will have a notification which pops up when Google detects traffic on your current route, and offers an alternate option in real-time. You have the ability to choose that option or stay on your regular route.
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The traffic info that has been present in Google Maps for a while now becomes more useful when using turn-by-turn directions, and if a faster route opens up, your route will be updated. What seems like a simple feature actually launches Google Maps higher into the realm of in-car GPS systems competitor.
As it continues to add features and navigational tools that just aren't available in other apps or platforms, Google Maps has a real chance of becoming the Rand McNally of smartphone maps.