Bing Maps Now Serve 55 Countries Real Time Traffic Info, Bing Integrates Zomato in Search Results

Bing Maps now providing real-time traffic flow data in 55 countries. Bing and Zomato integrate restaurant information in search results pages.

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Bing Maps now serving real-time traffic flow data in 55 countries, and uses this traffic flow data in two ways: first to "provide real-time and predictive route calculations", and second, "a traffic overlay of color coded roads on the map to indicate real-time flow of traffic," writes the Maps team.

All these interactive controls in Bing Maps provide an option to overlay real-time traffic flow data on top of the map. However, v8 of Bing Maps Web Control provides this functionality through Traffic module.

Additionally, point based traffic incident data is available in 35 countries including car accidents and construction.

To access traffic incident data, you can use Bing Maps interactive controls, or directly through Bing Maps REST Services Traffic API, as well as through the Traffic Data Soruce in the Bing Spatial Data Services.

Bing Maps Real-time Traffic iin 55 countries
Bing Maps Real-time Traffic iin 55 countries

A complete list of countries in which traffic data is available can be found here.

Bing is also patners now with Zomato for integrating restaurant search and reviews information in its search results. With this integration, Bing now offers a range of features including real time reviews, ratings, directions, travel time, and other details appear right from Bing search results.

In addition, Bing also provide with information like phone number, hours when the restaurant is open, and the address and directions from their place to contact or get to the restaurant of their choice.

For restaurants, partnered with Zomato, users can book a table in advance or order food online from Bing and get it delivered at their doorstep. Also, a menu option is available that save users time by deciding in advance the items they plan to devour before heading over to the restaurant.

Bing integrates Zomato into search results page
Bing integrates Zomato into search results page