Google Maps Navigation for Android, real-time traffic re-routing

• 08/03/2011

Yesterday a new update for Google Maps Navigation for Android went live and there are some new features that continue to push Google further into the realm of a real threat for in-car GPS systems.

They’ve added traffic re-routing capability in the Android app.  Now, the Android app is still in beta but it’s pretty impressive and this new addition just makes it even better.

Traffic re-routing is available for both US and Europe and is quite intelligent, using some smart schemes for re-routing that take into account both current and historical information about your route.  Also, Google uses an interesting combination of sources (including phones) to cull traffic information data.

[Source – Engadget]

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