Waze Is Now Integrated In Google Maps

Posted Nov 7, 2013

Google added new features to Google Maps on Wednesday.  Now Google Maps has traffic and road conditions from real-time traffic app, Waze. Google acquired Waze for $966 million in June.  These same features appeared in the Google Maps mobile apps in August.  Now it will be integrated in desktop web browsers. 

Google also integrated the Pegman character into the lower right corner.  Street View roads appear in blue when clicking on the penman and there are new blue and orange circles that indicate photos that were submitted by users. 

Street View photos will appear in the cars for directions, which makes it easier to find landmarks in the directions.  Google also added virtual 3D tours to the latest versions of the five major web browsers that uses WebGL.  These new features are being gradually rolled out.

[Source: Google LatLong Blog]