Just in time for summer travel, Google Maps added live traffic coverage for 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. The new traffic information will automatically be available in Google Maps for Android, iOS, and mobile browsers.
"With the addition of live traffic data, users in these countries will now also be able to be routed around traffic in Google Maps and Google Maps for mobile, and Google Maps Navigation (Beta) to save precious minutes when possible," noted google.
"The live traffic layer is regularly updated to show information for traffic events from the last 5-10 minutes. Finally, you can learn more about typical traffic conditions for specific times and days of the week by clicking the "change" link in the traffic legend on Google Maps, and setting the day of week and time," google informed.
[Source: Lat Long blog]