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Google Maps Navigation Now Routes You Around Traffic

Google announced that Google Maps Navigation (Beta) will now automatically route you around traffic.

With more than 35 million miles driven by Navigation users every day, this should add up to quite a bit of time saved!

Navigation now uses real-time traffic conditions to automatically route you around traffic.

With Google Maps Navigation, you don’t have to do anything to be routed around traffic.

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.

It would also generate additional alternate directions, such as the shortest route or one that uses highways instead of side roads.

Starting today, the Google Now routing algorithms will also apply be able to  select the fastest route from those alternates. That means that Navigation will automatically guide you along the best route given the current traffic conditions.

Not only can you save time and fuel, you’re making traffic better for everyone else by avoiding traffic jams.

 You can begin routing around traffic with Google Maps Navigation for Android in North America and Europe where both Navigation and real-time traffic data are available.

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