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Google Search Updated To Provide Traffic Updates Through Google Now Notifications

March 24, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Everyone hates to have to sit in traffic. It can be one of the most utterly annoying things on the planet especially if you’re in a hurry. It’s good to have something like gps navigation on hand with trip updates just in case something happens that can hamper you getting to where ever you need to be on time. Maps has this feature built right in and can be extremely useful if you’re able to get everything open and ready before you head out. How could this task be simpler though? What could Google do to make it even easier for you to stay updated on the latest information revolving around traffic inducing events?

How about baking traffic notifications right into Google Now? That sounds like a pretty easy way to stay in the know about any traffic related incidents while you’re on the drive. As of this latest update to Google Search today, Google Now can keep you updated on any sort of traffic impacting incidents. On your way to work and worried you aren’t going to make it on time? As long as you have Google Now you have the potential to get notification cards letting you know about any traffic incidents that you may encounter on your trip. Heading out to your best friends wedding? Don’t be late. If you’re likely to hit some heavy traffic on the way, Google Now will notify you so you can find a way around the traffic, and take the back roads or any other alternate route that can you there quicker than the main drive.

I know I’m not the only one that has hit heavy traffic on the way to something important, only to find once it’s too late and you’re already stuck in it. Having this feature within Google Now can help you avoid these types of situations so you hopefully never get stuck in traffic again. We know it’s unlikely that you’ll avoid it every single time, but at least not you can plan accordingly. The feature should be live already, so head over to your apps list in the Play Store and get Google Search updated to get use of this new feature.

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