Google Maps providing real-time traffic updates in areas of Latin America

Posted on September 8, 2013 • Filed under: Latin America News, TRAVEL

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Real time traffic updates for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru. reported that Google has tapped into the technology it acquired when it purchased Waze in June to bring users of Google Maps real-time traffic updates.

Waze is an interactive system that uses reports from its community of users to provide real-time information on the traffic and road
situation. The company was acquired by Google back in June and has now been put to use into Google Maps in an update to the app.

Following a beta test Google has rolled out an update to Google Maps that will let mobile users benefit from traffic reports covering everything from road accidents to closures and delays caused by construction, among many other things.

These updates to Google Maps appear across iOS and Android in the following countries from August 20: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Read Article

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