Now when you input your destination, you’ll get an explanation of 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 avoids an incident.
Google notes that Memorial day is one of the busiest driving days of the year and this update comes just in time to help travelers get the most out of their vacation. Google also looked at data from Google Maps to see find the top six searches from last year. Not surprisingly, the top destination was the Beach.
Google hasn't specified if these new alerts will come as a backend change, or whether an app update will be pushed out before the weekend. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.
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