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Google Maps will now be more vocal about upcoming traffic jams

google-mapsIf you’re a regular user of Google Maps for navigation, you might want to update the app quickly before you head out.

The latest version of Google News includes spoken warnings about traffic conditions, Google said. Till now, Google used to color code traffic conditions, with red indicating severe congestion and slow moving traffic.

“Now when you input your destination, you’ll get a spoken alert for upcoming traffic conditions that helps you identify the quickest route.

“While you’re on the road, Google Maps will give you a heads up if congestion lies ahead, and how long you’ll be stuck in a jam. You’ll also get the option to take alternate routes, including explanations for why one is recommended—whether it’s the fastest or just avoids traffic,” said Sanket Gupta, Product Manager, Google Maps.

Once you’re in navigation mode on your Android or iOS mobile, you’ll see these updates automatically.

Google Maps, along with HERE and others, have largely taken the place of standalone navigation devices.

The app, like its competitors, now also offers an option for you to download Maps of your chosen locations to your device.

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