Google Maps Navigation Android App Can Now Reroute You In Traffic Jams

Posted Mar 12, 2011

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced this past week that the Maps Navigation application will now allow turn-by-turn to automatically reroute you from traffic jams.

“You don?t have to do anything to be routed around traffic; just start Navigation like you normally would, either from the Navigation app or from within Google Maps. Before today, Navigation would choose whichever route was fastest, without taking current traffic conditions into account,” wrote Google Maps Software Engineer Roy Williams on the company blog. Williams also said that the app will generate alternate directions such as the shortest route or one that uses highways instead of side roads.

[Google Blog]