Google has announced an update to its free Maps Navigation app. Its Maps Navigation will now automatically direct users around traffic, potentially saving everyone a significant amount of time on car journeys. This feature will presently be available in North America and Europe.
The feature is part of an update to Google Maps Navigation, replacing the old method of guiding a driver to a route that was technically the quickest, barring the onset of traffic. Now it will provide the most efficient route, taking traffic into consideration. Google claim that 35 million miles are driven each day by motorists using Maps Navigation.