Google releases new traffic alerts on Google Maps for Android and iOS devices in India that will automatically update live traffic alerts once you’re in navigation mode.
Now when you input your destination, you’ll get a spoken alert for upcoming traffic conditions that help 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.
With this update, Google claims that Maps will help users reach their destination quickly avoiding traffic jams. The traffic alerts feature was first rolled in the US back in May last year and is now being expanded to more markets including India.