iOS Gets Spoken Traffic Alert Update By Google Maps

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iOS Gets Spoken Traffic Alert Update By Google Maps: You might not be knowing that Google Maps will now be helping you to save your time which was earlier wasted when stuck in a traffic jam. And you will be surprised to know it that you will alerted by Spoken Traffic alert even before you step into your car.

Not only it will alert you of the congestion on road well in advance but it will let you choose an alternative route. Its really a significant update by Google Maps that would let drivers know well in advance that what is happening on the road.

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iOS Gets Spoken Traffic Alert Update By Google Maps

The users will get a spoken summary of the upcoming traffic, whether it be a major crash or minor congestion and that too with a delay estimate. And in that case you will get an option to take alternate routes, including the explanations for why one is recommended – whether it’s the shortest or avoids an accident.

This iOS update comes after a major renovation to Google’s other navigation app – Waze. Earlier Traffic alerts have played the big part in Waze’s success and the Google acquired the mapping app in 2013 for $1.1 billion.

You know what Waze is an increasingly popular crowd-sourced mapping map where users reported about the real-time traffic issues and police speed traps as they go for other users to see.


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But now, instead of user generated traffic alerts, Google Maps will use data form other Google Maps users and from traffic services to make sure that information is accurate.

Google Maps added spoken traffic alerts on Android earlier in the year, and it has finally arrived on iOS as well. Apple Maps currently doesn’t offer traffic alerts, neither does Nokia Maps.

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