Google Maps has reinstated the feature letting you know how long a trip will take in current traffic. According to Autoblog's sister site, Engadget, the previous algorithm didn't pass muster, so the updated calculations uses both historical and current traffic conditions to arrive at an estimated time of arrival. It appears on the journeys for which information is available beneath the no-traffic estimate.

If the map can't find information on your chosen roads, you can assist The Goog and your fellow travelers by turning on My Location if you have a Google Maps for Android. Your phone – and a bunch of others – will update home base as to your velocities and help fill in those traffic blanks.


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      DjDNz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Blackberry users, download the free BlackBerry Traffic from AppWorld. It's had this functionality for about a year now. The accuracy of predictions is great, and offers voice guidance.
        JB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DjDNz
        Totally agreed, I ditched google maps when they lost traffic and use BlackBerry Traffic almost exclusively. If you have a BBerry you need that app, makes my 50 mile commute across LA much better.
        kelvin273c
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DjDNz
        This is about Google maps online not any apps that use GPS information.
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      quuppa70
      • 2 Years Ago
      they havent even got the voice navigation work for some countries yet, they should concentrate to make something ready before rushing other things.
      AUTOz.ae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Which all countries will have this feature ?
      sniperhunter2001
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hahaha, the directions in the image run through my neighborhood in Queens. :p