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Google Now Will Now Notify You Of Impending Traffic

Traffic Incidents (1)

 

Pretty much anyone who’s ever driven or ridden a car has been stuck in traffic at one point or another. With apps telling you what to do when during traffic, it’s nice but didn’t help in the first place. Now that’s changing.

Currently, Waze (which Google purchased last year) would notify users of the app that there was traffic ahead and give you alternate directions.

Now Google has incorporated this directly into Google Now. On your route that Google Now has learned from your behavior, it will now automatically warn you before you even start driving that you will encounter traffic, allowing you to take an alternate route.

This is a very handy feature for constant commuters. When you get today’s Google Search update, which is being rolled out, you will get the new traffic notification feature. You can also download the APK directly from here.

Source: Google+ via Android Police

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  1. They are already on the roads, in test phase. Not yet commercially available. But they are doing good. No accidents reported so far, I guess.

  2. We have the ability to download Google Now or “Search” on our iPhones, but it just doesn’t function like it does on Android.

  3. Wait… did I miss something? There are already self-driving cars out there? I thought they were still in the design stage! I will have to check into this.

  4. Amazing! I can’t tell you how many times a week I am stuck in traffic! I say bravo to Google. I am going to get this app! I love that it also gives an alternative route!

  5. It’s a good first initial step again for Google. They must in the right direction here since they are developing their self-driving cars.
    By this time a self-driving car is ready for the market, this technology should already be much improved.

  6. What Arnold probably meant is that they are already using this engine in those cars. Because those cars already have the ability to change routes if there is a road work going on in the current route.

  7. Another terrific addition by Google. That’s why they lead.
    I agree that this system must be using the same engine that should be used in Google’s self driving cars years from now.

  8. Wow! This is just awesome. I’m pretty sure this is the same engine they use to guide their self driving cars. Google Now just got super cool with this.

  9. That’s the problem my friend had with her iPhone 5. A couple of times it took her the wrong way. She no longer uses Siri. I use my HTCs map to get to where I need to go. This would be great addition to my map.

  10. Okay, that’s sweet. I have an iPhone 5, and I really wish Google Now work as fluently on here as it does on a Nexus. It is LEAGUES ahead of Siri.

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