Google Traffic Gets Even Better with Waze

Screen shot 2013-08-22 at 8.28.45 AMJust last week or so I wrote a post explaining (and praising) Google’s Traffic wonderful-ness through the Google Map App.

And now, Google’s Traffic has just gotten even BETTER. They have formed a collaboration with Waze, a social networking community.

I was unfamiliar with Waze, but apparently its users report accidents, road closures, construction, or (gasp) one guy with a broom, etc, all in real time.

And so, with this collaboration, you will often KNOW what is up ahead, causing those red lines (as long as someone has reported it through Waze)

I took a peek this morning at the traffic in New Jersey just outside of New York. I figured there was probably an accident someplace. 😯 I was right.

This screenshot below is how it looks on the iPhone. See red square-on-its-end? That is a WAZE report. Just touch on it and the information appears at the top of the screen.

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This is great news for all road warriors. Next time you are on the road, remember you carry a LOT of traffic information on your phone, and using it wisely can save you bunches of time. 🙂

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