The party is ON! Join us at TNW Conference 2021 in Amsterdam for face-to-face business!

The heart of tech

This article was published on April 14, 2016

Google Maps will now help you avoid traffic jams across India

Google Maps will now help you avoid traffic jams across India
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
Story by

Abhimanyu Ghoshal

Managing Editor

Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Google has updated its Maps mobile apps today with a crucial feature for India: improved traffic alerts.

The company says that when you use navigation mode on Android or iOS and enter your destination, the app will alert you about upcoming traffic conditions on the way to help you identify the quickest route.

If there’s a congestion up ahead during your trip, Maps will let you know as soon as it can and tell you how long it estimates you’ll be stuck in traffic.

It’ll also suggest alternative routes and explain which ones are fastest or have the least traffic.

The company launched this feature for users in the US last May. Along with the real-time traffic information that Google introduced for 12 cities last year, it should make Maps more useful for people in India looking to get around town quicker.

Also tagged with